Since the Supreme Court's 1980 decision in Diamond v. Chakrabarty (447 U.S. 303), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has expanded the types of patentable subject matter to include biological materials such as nucleic acids and proteins, as well as methods of using these materials.
Court Reviews Patentable Subject Matter In Biosciences
The Connecticut Law Tribune
April 15, 2013
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