Whose Biomarker Patent Is It Anyway? As IP Game Starts, Labs Should Adjust | GenomeWeb

As proteomics researchers’ biomarker discovery efforts begin to yield fruit, companies and individuals trying to collect IP on their markers are likely to face higher standards — and more competition — than ever before, legal experts and researchers told ProteoMonitor. In addition, the multiplexed, multi-instrument, and often multipurpose nature of mass spec-based biomarkers could cloud the IP surrounding disease indications.

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