The Federal Circuit continuse to expand the scope of patent-ineligible invention in its recent iNo Therapeutics LLC v. Praxair Distribution Inc. decision, relying on Justice Breyer's exhortation, in his Mayo Collaborative Serv. Inc. v. Prometheus Laboratories opinion
Collaboration between drug discovery groups from different sites, organizations and companies has become much more common, and distributing research can have profound advantages even as managing the process poses unique challenges
Of all the areas where 'just because you can doesn't mean you should' ought to be a leading tenet, genomics is at the top of the list. The promise of gene editing must be partnered with caution regarding the ways it could be mishandled; we need to decide now which lines shouldn't be crossed, rather than backtracking after someone steps over them.