Saturday, October 30, 2010

game over

Just a brief respite from my hiatus to call attention to the recent filing by the US Department of Justice in support of plaintiffs in the AMP v. Myriad suit. It vindicates the arguments I made all along that isolated genes are not inventions, but are parts of nature, and thus not patent-eligible. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the lawsuit, and how the PTO will react. Read the brief: it's succinct, straightforward, and spot-on. I can almost hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth from the bio-tech industry clear across the Atlantic ocean. Ah, sweet justice.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


It's been a while since I updated, and I doubt I will have much time to continue to update this blog in the next few months. We are expecting a child next month, our first, and I just put the wraps on my new book due out next summer (you can pre-order it now, if you want).

Obviously, the fight against gene patents will continue, and as the AMP vs. Myriad appeal works its way up through the courts, I am sure I will chime in with my thoughts. As well, we expect the film to be finished by early 2011 at the latest. I'll keep you all informed.

Thanks for continuing to follow this important, ongoing struggle.