Robinson Bradshaw

Topic: summary judgment

Pigs Fly: Federal Court Invalidates Myriad’s Patent Claims

Late on the afternoon of Monday, March 29, 2010, Judge Robert W. Sweet of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a jaw-dropping summary judgment ruling (pdf) in Association for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO that invalidates certain of Myriad Genetics’ patents related to the BRCA 1 and 2 breast […]

Breaking: District Court Rules Myriad Breast Cancer Patents Invalid

The highly anticipated decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the frontal attack on Myriad Genetics’ breast cancer gene patents, was handed down today. A copy of the opinion, from Judge Robert Sweet of the Southern District of New York is available here. The opinion was released late this afternoon […]

Up Next in Gene Patents: Waiting for a Ruling (Again) and SACGHS Meets (Again)

GenomeWeb has a recap of today’s hearing in the Myriad case, including the not-at-all-surprising decision that there was no summary judgment decision issued from the bench. From all accounts the case appears to have been argued along the lines set forward by the parties in their briefs, with no obvious surprises presented by either party […]

ACLU Moves for Summary Judgment in Myriad Patent Case

In prior posts we’ve described the ACLU’s lawsuit challenging Myriad Genetic’s patents on BRCA1 and 2, the breast cancer susceptibility genes, and responded to readers’ questions about the effect of those patents on research. In the latest development in the case, the ACLU has filed a motion for summary judgment (the motion was filed on […]