[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) filed a brief [text, PDF] with the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] on Friday in Association for Molecular Pathology v. US Patent and Trademark Office, an ongoing case challenging a Utah company's patent on genes [press release] associated with breast and ovarian cancers. Myriad Genetics [official website] currently owns the patent to BRCA1 and BRCA2 [NCI backgrounder]. The ACLU and PUBPAT argued...

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