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.
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.