AUTM's Position on Gene Patenting Decision
AUTM agrees with both parties and the Court that diagnostic tests should be available for the benefit of the public. It supports the encouragement of rapid medical innovation, applied and practical biotechnology, university basic genetic research, collaboration among universities and the medical community and translation of genetic discoveries into tangible medical tests. AUTM believes in the importance of intellectual property protection and remaining competitive with other countries in developing lifesaving technologies.
AUTM continues to assess this important ruling. For ongoing updates regarding this and other technology transfer related advocacy issues visit the
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