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I stole this post from the IV Elan board. The poster, AGEDWARDSSUCKS, is a patent lawyer and a reliable poster....Can someone explain what this means in a broader contaxt, and which companys it might impact?


Sorry to interrupt whatever is going on here, but did you feel it? No, not just those of you in California, Haiti and Chile, but everyone. Did you feel the earth move today?

Well it did, today. The Federal Court in the Southern District in NY just decided the ACLU v Myriad BRACA lawsuit in a summary judgment. And the BRACA patents for running a key predictive genetic test for breast cancer were invalidated as not describing patentable subject matter under 35 USC 101. The entire notion of an isolated gene sequence just went out the door as a product of nature.

That begs the question of why BIIB/ELN are trying to single-source CLIA lab a PML predictive antibody test. That makes no sense.

Now you can all go back to your existential thoughts on board postings.


Tks,
--Shuksan
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