January 15, 2021

The Niche

Trusted stem cell blog & resources

Can genes be patented?

4 min read

Should a company be able to have a gene patent and more generally and practically speaking can genes be patented? Patent and IP issues always raise a myriad of questions so what about a patent case on a company called Myriad? Complicated, right? If genes in their natural form cannot be patented, does that mean that potentially very valuable cell types including stem cells also cannot be patented? It’s a timely question to ask because the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled …Read More