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In Setting Genes Free, Supreme Court Decision Will Put Greater Emphasis on Trade Secret Protection in Biotech

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In a decision awaited with considerable trepidation by the biotech world, among others, the Supreme Court Thursday (June 13) handed down its unanimous decision (9-0) in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. The Court held “that genes and the information they encode are not patent eligible… simply because they have been isolated from the surrounding genetic material.”

Myriad …