After Myriad, What Types of Claim Amendments Change a Patent Ineligible Isolated Gene Claim Into an Eligible Patent Claim That Is ‘Markedly Different’ From Nature?

35 Nature Biotechnology 820-825

31 Pages Posted: 22 May 2018

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Mateo Aboy

LML, University of Cambridge

John Liddicoat

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law; University of Tasmania

Kathleen Liddell

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Matthew Jordan

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Cristina Crespo

University of Cambridge

Date Written: September 11, 2017

Abstract

Using a novel research method, this paper examines the types of claim amendments that have transformed isolated gene claims from patent-ineligible into eligible subject matter. It also provides clarity into the threshold of eligibility for gene-related patents.

Keywords: Patents, Patent Law, Biotechnology, Myriad, Gene Patents, US, Empirical Legal Research

Suggested Citation

Aboy, Mateo and Liddicoat, Johnathon and Liddell, Kathleen and Jordan, Matthew and Crespo, Cristina, After Myriad, What Types of Claim Amendments Change a Patent Ineligible Isolated Gene Claim Into an Eligible Patent Claim That Is ‘Markedly Different’ From Nature? (September 11, 2017). 35 Nature Biotechnology 820-825, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3176414

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University of Tasmania ( email )

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Kathleen Liddell

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

Matthew Jordan

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law ( email )

10 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

Cristina Crespo

University of Cambridge ( email )

Trinity Ln
Cambridge, CB2 1TN
United Kingdom

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