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Utah-based Myriad wins DNA patent appeal

Utah-based Myriad wins DNA patent appeal

By Tom Harvey
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Jul 30, 2011 12:16PM MDT

Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics hailed an appeals court decision Friday that upheld its patents related to two human genes.
It is a decision that, if left standing, would have wide national impact for biotechnology research and product development.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., reversed the decision of a federal judge in New York and ruled that publicly traded Myriad Genetics can hold patents related to two human genes, mutations of which are respons...

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