Robinson Bradshaw

Month: May 2013

Monsanto: Planting the Seeds of Discord

Few patent cases in recent years have provoked as much public outcry as Bowman v. Monsanto Co. (pdf) —in fact, I’d rank it second behind only Myriad. The case concerns Monsanto’s right to control harvesting and replanting of subsequent generations of its patented, genetically modified Roundup Ready seed. But that discord did not extend to the […]

EEOC Files and Settles Its First GINA-based Employment Discrimination Lawsuit on May 7, 2013

 Jennifer K. Wagner, J.D., Ph.D., is a solo-practicing attorney in State College, PA and a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technologies. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a statement that it had filed a lawsuit against Fabricut, Inc. on May 7, 2013 in the U.S. […]

Some Thoughts on Myriad After the Supreme Court Argument

On April 15, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics. This was another significant step—probably the penultimate one—in the long-running Myriad drama. It began with a group of plaintiffs (including researchers, doctors, and breast cancer patients) joining an American Civil Liberties Union-organized lawsuit to invalidate Myriad’s patents on two […]