Posted Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:51 a.m.

Premium Lock Winning a battle, losing a war: Why ACLU's strategy in Myriad Genetics patent case may have backfired

Published: 2013-10-01 10:51:14
Updated: 2013-10-01 10:51:14

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Analysis: The real losers after Myriad patent case may be members of the general public, who will be denied access to useful information that might otherwise have been part of the public domain once the patent term expired. Is that what the ACLU intended? Please don't get me wrong; the ACLU does a lot of good defending and preserving the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. I'm just afraid that their foray into the patent arena has resulted in a myriad (pun intended) of misunderstood implications and unintended consequences and has done more harm than good....

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