court ruling Court Grants Bio-Rad Permanent Injunction Against 10x Genomics The exact restrictions the injunction will place on 10x are not yet determined. 10x will also have to pay Bio-Rad additional damages, plus interest. South Carolina Supreme Court Decision Deals Blow to Plaintiff in Quest Wrongful Death Suit The court's ruling that Quest was acting as a licensed healthcare provider could affect the statute of limitations in the suit. In CRISPR Patent Battle, U of California Downed by Doudna's Own Words Premium The Broad Institute's lawyers used statements from Jennifer Doudna to undermine UC's case that one could expect CRISPR/Cas9 to work in eukaryotic cells. Broad Institute Wins CRISPR Patent Interference; IP Fight Not Over The University of California-led party can still appeal the decision from the US Patent and Trademark Office, but it has been dealt a major setback. Australian High Court Rules Against Myriad's BRCA1 Patent Claims The court held that an isolated nucleic acid sequence is not a manner of manufacture and cannot form the basis of a valid patent. Jun 13, 2013 US Supreme Court Strikes Down Gene Patents but Allows Patenting of Synthetic DNA Mar 27, 2013 Court Denies Illumina Appeal to Reconsider Ruling in Patent Suit Against Complete Genomics Mar 5, 2013 German Court Finds Waters Infringed Agilent Patent Feb 15, 2013 Australia Federal Court Dismisses Cancer Patients' Challenge to Myriad's Gene Patent Nov 26, 2012 Court to Reconsider Part of Ruling in Illumina, Complete Genomics IP Suit Nov 19, 2012 Court Dismisses Dissident Shareholder Lawsuit Against Vermillion Aug 30, 2012 Federal Court Rules Helicos Patent Invalid; Company Reaches Payment Agreement with Lenders Mar 20, 2012 Supreme Court Strikes Down Prometheus Patents Jun 6, 2011 Supreme Court Rules for Roche, Clarifies Bayh-Dole Jun 17, 2010 Myriad Appeals Decision Invalidating BRCA Patents Mar 30, 2010 Myriad Shares Fall Following Court Decision Breaking News Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay Parse Biosciences Partners With Research Instruments for Southeast Asia Distribution Thermo Fisher, Oncocyte Ink Development, Comarketing Deal for Cancer IVDs Yourgene Health Enters Three-Year £5M Term Loan Facility The Scan And a Fourth? A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in an Israeli study increased antibody levels but did not prevent Omicron variant infections, according to the Financial Times. For Better Science Software A virtual institute funded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's philanthropy aims to lure software engineers to academia, Science reports. Recommendation Explanations The New York Times writes that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is straining to both make and explain decisions based on limited information. Genome Research Papers on De Novo Mutation Rates, Polyploid Genotyping, Oncogene Epigenomic Translocation In Genome Research this week: de novo mutations rates in hemoglobin subunits, analysis of variant calling methods for polyploid plants, and more.