Una entrada rápida (pero no por ello menos interesante) antes del segundo día de Jornadas y del fin de semana
USA: Patentes y genes
Me cuenta Rodrigo “IP Tanguero” Ramirez y Hiago Busch que en reciente intervención como amicus curiae en el proceso ante instancia superior entre the Association for molecular pathology y otros como USPTO y Miriad Genetics,el Gobierno de los USA apoya las tesis de la American Civil Liberties Union y la Public Patent Foundation y expresa que los genes no deberían ser patentables.La última palabra la debe adoptar la Oficina de Patentes del EEUU (USPTO) como órgano registrador. Aquí la noticia en NYT.
USA: Patentes y universidad
Cuenta la Annsley Merelle Ward en el IPKat
que “the US Supreme Court justices agreed to hear Stanford University’s claim against Roche Holding AG in respect of patents….
Scientists at Stanford created the invention while under a contract to promise to assign the inventions to the university. However, one of the inventors …… had also, prior to the invention, actually assigned his rights in future inventions to Cetus (now Roche).
Stanford filed a patent application and demanded a royalty from Roche for their use of the patent. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit who held that Roche was not liable for patent infringement because they held ownership rights derived from Holodniy’s assignment. In their appeal to the Supreme Court, Stanford are arguing that because they were beneficiaries of federal funding for the research, under Sections 200-212 of the Bahy-Dole Act their rights trump that of Roche….
Como me gusta este caso…
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