Patenting Medical and Genetic Diagnostic Methods


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This well-researched book explores in detail the issue of patenting medical and genetic diagnostic methods in the United States. It examines decisions of the Patent Office Boards of Appeal and the early courts on the question of whether medical treatments were eligible for patent protection under section 101 of the Patents Act. It then traces the legislative history of the Medical Procedures and Affordability Act that provided immunity for physicians from patent infringement suits. After considering the Supreme Court's ...

Patenting Medical and Genetic Diagnostic Methods 2013, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham

ISBN-13: 9781781001776