Robinson Bradshaw

Topic: European Patent Convention

European Court Issues Gene Patent Ruling Against Monsanto—A Myriad Connection?

In another significant international development, on July 6, the Court of Justice of the European Union (more commonly known by its old name, the European Court of Justice or ECJ) ruled against Monsanto Technology LLC (pdf) in its suit against an Argentine company called Cetera and several other parties. The Court sat in a 13-member […]

Myriad Gene Patent Litigation Goes Down Under

On Tuesday, June 9, 2010, several plaintiffs, including a breast cancer patient and a cancer advocacy group, sued in a Sydney, Australia federal court to invalidate Myriad Genetics’ patents on the breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA-1 and 2. According to published reports and comments by Australian patent law experts, the suit substantially tracks the much-publicized […]