A long-awaited decision on rights to the DNA-copying enzyme
The case, which has rolled around in the courts for more than ten years, could at some point hit many molecular biologists in the budget.
Should Roche prevail, prices for the widely used enzyme are likely to rise.
For now, the case is headed back to a federal court in California. The appellate court wants trial Judge Vaughn Walker of the US District Court, Northern California, to take another look at the 1999 ruling in which he found that scientists cheated to land...