Lawyers involved discuss the latest twist in the ongoing litigation that pits pathologist Fazlul Sarkar against anonymous commenters on the post-publication peer review site.
Yesterday the British High Court overturned a UK genome patent owned by biotech Human Genome Sciences. The patent covered the inflammation-linked protein neutrokine-alpha which is part of the tumor necrosis factor family of cytokines. The court overturned the patent, ruling that at the time its application was filed there was no practical application, the Financial Times linkurl:reported.;http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c2649894-5f54-11dd-91c0-000077b07658.html?
August 1, 2008|