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Response to ‘Pervasive Sequence Patents Cover the Entire Human Genome’

4 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2014 Last revised: 14 May 2014

Shine (Sean) Tu

West Virginia University College of Law

Christopher M. Holman

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

Adam Mossoff

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Ted M. Sichelman

University of San Diego School of Law

Michael Risch

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Jorge L. Contreras

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Yaniv Heled

Georgia State University College of Law

Gregory Dolin

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Lee Petherbridge

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Date Written: February 27, 2014

Abstract

In a widely reported article by Jeffrey Rosenfeld and Christopher Mason published in Genome Medicine, significant misstatements were made, because the authors did not sufficiently review the claims – which define the legal scope of a patent – in the patents they analyzed. Specifically, the authors do not provide an adequate basis for their assertion that 41% of the genes in the human genome have been claimed.

Keywords: gene patents, human genome, Myriad Genetics, patent claims, patent scope

JEL Classification: O34

Suggested Citation

Tu, Shine (Sean) and Holman, Christopher M. and Mossoff, Adam and Sichelman, Ted M. and Risch, Michael and Contreras, Jorge L. and Heled, Yaniv and Dolin, Gregory and Petherbridge, Lee, Response to ‘Pervasive Sequence Patents Cover the Entire Human Genome’ (February 27, 2014). Genome Medicine, Vol. 6, No. 14, 2014; George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-07; San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-148; Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2014-19; Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-16. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2402417

Shine (Sean) Tu

West Virginia University College of Law ( email )

Box 6130
Morgantown, WV West Virginia 26506
United States

Christopher M. Holman

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law ( email )

5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
United States

Adam Mossoff

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty ( email )

3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
United States
703-993-9577 (Phone)

Ted M. Sichelman (Contact Author)

University of San Diego School of Law ( email )

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
United States
(619) 260-7512 (Phone)
(619) 260-2748 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.sandiego.edu/law/faculty/profiles/bio.php?ID=795

Michael Risch

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law ( email )

299 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/law/academics/faculty/Facultyprofiles/MichaelRisch.html

Jorge L. Contreras

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

Yaniv Heled

Georgia State University College of Law ( email )

140 Decatur St.
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States
404-413-9092 (Phone)

Gregory Dolin

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

Lee Petherbridge

Loyola Law School Los Angeles ( email )

919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211
United States
213-736-8194 (Phone)
213-380-3769 (Fax)

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