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Australian court rules breast cancer DNA patenting – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on September 5th, 2014.

The full bench of the Federal Court of Australia has ruled that private companies do have the right to patent human genes. The court upheld a decision from February 2013 that ruled patents on breast cancer genes were valid because the method of isolating the gene created something new and could therefore be patented. Last […]

NZ Herald: It’s patently clear Kiwi inventors are falling behind

Peter Griffin posted in on November 2nd, 2009.

Eloise Gibson of the New Zealand Herald writes about New Zealand’s struggle to keep up with other countries in terms of invention. Statistics on patenting show, in fact, that New Zealanders are filing new patents at about a quarter of the average rate – reasons for this could include New Zealand’s low population size and […]

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