Genes, genetic applications and patent eligibility: Australia continues to be a gene-patent friendly jurisdiction

Non-invasive prenatal genetic testing based on maternal blood sampling is replacing older invasive forms of testing – a paradigm shift in prenatal medicine. The patent rights associated with these methods have been litigated in several jurisdictions, most notably to date the US, UK and Australia. This decision of Justice Beach in Sequenom, Inc. v Ariosa

Will the United States Congress Clean-Up the Patent Eligibility Mess?

Steps are currently being taken by the United States congress to address the issue of patent eligible subject matter that has plagued the United States patent system in recent years.   How we got here? There is no question that United States Supreme Court decisions such as Mayo Collaborative Services v Prometheus Laboratories Inc, 566