The Legal Impact: Patenting Human Genes


Thursday, September 15, 2022

Jorge Contreras

Professor Jorge Contreras, James T. Jensen Endowed Professor for Transactional Law and Director of the Program on Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, discusses the legal impact of patenting human genes, especially as it relates to the 2013 SCOTUS decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics. Also discussed is the introduced "Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2022," which would explicitly overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling in Myriad. Produced and Hosted by A. J. Kierstead

Check out his book: The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns your DNA

Read his aritcle "Another Legislative Attempt to Revive Gene Patenting" in the Harvard Law Petrie-Flom Center blog, Bill of Health: https://blog.petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/2022/08/04/another-legislative-attempt-to-revive-gene-patenting/

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Legal topics include intellectual property, patents, pharmaceuticals