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The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that human genes cannot be patented

This morning, the Supreme Court handed down a largely unanimous opinion holding that a “naturally occurring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated, but that [synthetic DNA] is patent eligible because it is not naturally occurring.” This holding is consistent with longstanding law establishing that “[l]aws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas are not patentable,” but instead belong to all inventors and to the public at large.
The case, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myraid Genetics concerned attempts to patent a scientific discovery of a particular gene that is tied to breast and ovarian cancer risk, in addition to attempts to patent man-made DNA sequence. Under the Court’s opinion, the first kind of discovery cannot be patented, but the later can.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/06/13/2150401/supreme-...

Still kind of a let down considering genetically modified genes can still be patented... but it's still a step in the right direction :)



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oh good, im so glad no one

oh good, im so glad no one has to pay a a fine for infringing on a DNA PATENT,.....how dare us........
you know, for living

Dumbasses

Patents require ever-far-reaching Force-Agency

A patent is a binding limitation on human ingenuity.

Patents would NOT exist in a free-society (unless your version of freedom grants a few the power to steal assets, murder, permanently detain, and otherwise intervene).

Patents = Forced monopoly

I don't think genetics should ever be patentable or copyrightable. Nothing that appears in nature or that might appear in nature should be subject to so-called intellectual property laws.

Disclosure: I don't personally buy into the blanket anti-GMO fears. Prehaps some are bad, but I find it unlikely that every GMO modification is harmful. Also, even if every Monsanto change is bad, not all GMO changes are done by Monsanto. It's something I think that people have to evaluate on a case by case basis.

Well that's nice

Now if we can get the SCOTUS to banish patents on GMO plants it would keep farmers from getting sued by Monsanto when GMO crops corrupt the crops of neighbor NON GMO crops via POLLEN in the free wind...

F You Monsanto. Agent Orange is your claim to fame in all of history.

Think your old jeans ain't fashion? Try to patent them.

Release your patent claim.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Wow! This is great news!!

Earlier today I learned how the state of Con. passed a law requiring labeling of GMO's & now to hear this news too....what a joy to hear VICTORIOUS news!!!

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here's CNN's coverage of the ruling:

BREAKING! Supreme Court Rules Human Genes May NOT Be Patented!

http://youtu.be/TMXiQ_Yl_NE
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Published on Jun 13, 2013

June 13, 2013 CNN
http://MOXNews.com

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Supreme court rules on the obvious: "Prior art exists."

Thou shalt not patent, "Prior Art."
Your defense against any dang fool patent claim against you for copying your very own personal human genes:

    You & your genes were here first! Evidence of, "Prior Art."

Thou shalt not patent, "Fashion" (Foolish Fashion Art)
A buisness suit for that busy, on-the-go baby smuggler.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Maybe GMO patents...

Maybe GMO patents will eventually be struck down since they're typically created from crossing naturally occurring DNA between species.