Amicus Brief: The Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics

June 22, 2015

On March 14, 2013, IHPC filed an Amicus Brief in support of Myriad Genetics in The Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics. The brief provides a comprehensive analysis on the values of patenting genes for biotech industry and argued that the validity of gene-based patents is critical for companies to secure necessary funding for research development, enhanced collaborations with academia and non-profit research organizations which all lead to disruptive innovations and solve unmet medical needs. Human Genome Sciences (acquired by GlaxoSmithKline in 2012) serves as a successful example establishing that gene patenting is important for sustainable growth for biotech companies. 

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