ACLU and IPLS present "Patent This!" with Chris Hansen, lead ACLU attorney in litigation over the patentability of breast cancer genes

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room III

Should private actors be able to obtain patents on specific genes linked to breast cancer?  The ACLU's Chris Hansen discusses his recent victory as lead attorney in the case, Assoc. for Molecular Pathology, et. al. v. US Patent and Trademark Office, et. al.  Come hear why the US District Court for the Southern District of New York has ruled that patents of these "breast cancer genes" are invalid, and take the opportunity to get an insider's perspective on a case that sits at the intersection of First Amendment law and intellectual property... a case that is sure to make headlines once again when it goes up on appeal.