Working Paper No. 14-07:
Response to ‘Pervasive Sequence Patents Cover the Entire Human Genome’

Author(s):

Shine Tu, Christopher M. Holman, Adam Mossoff, Ted M. Sichelman, Michael Risch, Jorge L. Contreras, Yaniv Heled, Gregory Dolin, Lee Petherbridge

Date Posted: March 2014

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Abstract:

In a widely reported article by Jeffrey Rosenfeld and Christopher Mason published in Genome Medicine, significant misstatements were made, because the authors did not sufficiently review the claims – which define the legal scope of a patent – in the patents they analyzed. Specifically, the authors do not provide an adequate basis for their assertion that 41% of the genes in the human genome have been claimed.