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Prior art considerations when patenting DNA sequences

Nature Biotechnologyvolume 14pages13091310 (1996) | Download Citation


Prior disclosure of corresponding protein sequences or uncharacterized DNA sequences may impact your chances to patent a newly discovered DNA.

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    Amgen Inc. v. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., 9 USPQ2d 1833 (D. Mass. 1989); 18 USPQ2d 1016 (Fed. Cir. 1991).

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    In re Bell 26 USPQ2d 1529 (Fed. Cir. 1993).

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    In re Deuel 34 USPQ2d 1210 (Fed. Cir. 1995).

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    In re Deuel, 34 USPQ2d at 1215.

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