Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. | LII / Legal Information Institute

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“By statute, only four categories of invention are eligible for patents: processes, machines, manufactures, and compositions of matter. Courts have further restricted the reach of patent law by carving out three exceptions to these categories, stating that laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas may not be patented. In this case, the Supreme Court will determine whether a patent may be granted for a human gene. The parties dispute the nature of Myriad’s claimed invention and the effects of allowing such patents.”

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