Patents and information in genes: Australia, policy and the distinction between DNA and cDNA
McEniery, Benjamin J. (2016) Patents and information in genes: Australia, policy and the distinction between DNA and cDNA. Journal of Clinical Trials and Patenting, 1(1).
As in the United States, a prohibition on patenting isolated genetic sequences has now been recognized in Australia. On 7 October 2015, the High Court of Australia in D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc., ruled unanimously that an isolated nucleic acid coding for mutant or polymorphic forms of the BRCA1 polypeptide is not a patentable invention. As a consequence, it invalidated Myriad’s BRCA1 patent which claimed an isolated mutated BRCA1 gene sequence.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||patents, gene, myriad|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > GENETICS (060400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 Ben McEniery|
|Copyright Statement:||This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.|
|Deposited On:||14 Jul 2016 23:09|
|Last Modified:||18 Jul 2016 05:13|
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