And I partially agree with this decision.In a decision that shakes the legal foundation for much of the biotech industry, a federal judge has ruled many of a Utah company's patents on a gene test for breast and ovarian cancer are invalid.
1) These genes already exist, and cannot be invented. Therefore, you can't patent them.
2) However, what about the test to find the gene? To me, it seems like something new, in that you can detect the genes by running the test, and so the test had to be invented. How can the court rule that the patent on the test is invalid?
Which brings us to the poll that I posted.
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