Yours, Mine, and Ours: An Update on Genetic Patents
About this Program
The owners of patented genes possess the ability to limit the study and examination of those particular genes, thus preventing others from conducting important genetic testing and scientific research. In this detailed follow-up to her popular course on genetic patents, attorney Amy Goldsmith dissects the case Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, et al., in which the ACLU challenged the constitutionality of patenting human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer. Ms. Goldsmith analyses the central arguments set forth by the plaintiffs and defendants and the presiding judge’s direct responses to each claim, as well as the reasoning behind the district court's decision in favor of the ACLU. Ms. Goldsmith concludes this compelling presentation by providing her opinion on the case’s impending appeal in the federal appeals court and by discussing how this decision may impact the future of patent law. She also analyzes the decision in light of the Supreme Court's recent patent decsion In re Bilski. This is a must see course for all patent practitioners as well as attorneys seeking a more comprehensive understanding about this exciting area of the law.
I. Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, et al.
II. Motions for Summary Judgment
III. The Decision
IV. Isolated DNA v. Native DNA
V. The Impact of Bilski
VI. Constitutional Claims
Interesting: I liked the discussion of what is, and what is not, patentable.
Great follow-up. Should be watched together.
Fascinating - and a great speaker!
Excellent presentation of a very complex matter.
Very well done. Right to the point without fluff. For me this was a frolic since I don't do any IP work, and it was an enjoyable way to get some CLE credit.
It was well presented so that attorneys who are not patent attorneys could understand.
Solid, timely ( which is saying something in an area of law that seems to change every 32 seconds), and very well presented. Thank you.
Great follow up to oringinal presentation.
Great lecture...what continuing ed should be about...she distinguishes herself from rote programming and make the law a dynamic field
Ms. Goldsmith made the substance understandable and her presentation technique was personable.
Very informative update.
I didn't really know a lot about this subject, but feel that I have a basic understanding after viewing this lecture. I think Amy Goldsmith did a very good job of explaining a fairly complicated set of issues.
While neither patents nor genetics are my areas, give me more. Amy was super and made difficult material eminently graspable.
Very interesting. I enjoyed presented even though it's not my area of practice.