Robinson Bradshaw

Month: September 2014

Australian appeals court upholds patents on isolated BRCA1 DNA

Robert Cook-Deegan, MD On September 5, the Federal Court of Australia (the appeals court) upheld a claim on isolated DNA from the BRCA1 gene. It dismissed Yvonne D’Arcy’s appeal of a case that has attracted international attention. Australian patent 686,004 has never been enforced, so the court decision has little real-world concrete impact. As Richard […]