dna-strand.jpgIPNews® – All patents held for naturally occurring genes were struck down by the Supreme Court Thursday, as they ruled that objects found in nature are not patentable.

The court struck down arguments made by Myriad Genetics, which argued that it spent millions of dollars isolating these genes, which should be eligible for patent protection.  The court defined the scope of patent protection for genetics research, establishing the difference in patentability for synthetic genes versus naturally occurring genes.  To continue reading, click: Natural Genes Not Patentable, Says Supreme Court