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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019) and AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021).

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Gene patents upheld in Myriad appeal

I haven't yet been able to get to this case, which overturned (by 2-1) a first-instance judgment against gene patents. Whether or not I manage to read and discuss the whole thing, David Koepsell is already on it, so at least for now I'll send you over here.

It appears that one aspect of the orginal judgment survived but that the legality of gene patents has essentially been restored, pending further appeal.

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