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The Big Fight


New York Southern District Court Judge Robert Sweet made headlines in March 2010 when he invalidated patents held by molecular diagnostics company Myriad Genetics on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. In a 152-page decision in the case of Association for Molecular Pathology et al. v. the United States Patent and Trademark Office et al., Sweet excoriated what he called the "lawyer's trick" that gave Myriad — and other companies holding gene patents — the right to patent something that exists in nature.

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