Archive | July 2013

Cablevision Is Still Good Law WNET v. Aereo Inc., 2d Cir., No. 12-2786, 7/16/13).

By Jade Edwards

Yesterday the gloves came off in the 2nd Circuit when the court denied en banc review to a group of television networks that claimed Aereo Inc.’s streaming television service constitutes infringement. 

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U.S. Supreme Court: Human DNA Cannot be Patented. (Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 12-398.)

On June 13, the US Supreme Court unanimously held that naturally occurring human genes cannot receive patent protection.  The ruling served as a partial victory for science and biotechnology as the field fought to gain protection for the genes.

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