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The popular 1980s sitcom Three’s Company revolves around three single roommates: Janet, Chrissy and Jack. When Janet develops a sudden interest in having a baby, Jack and, Chrissy hold hilarious interviews, looking for a “father” for hire. If this sitcom took place today, Janet, Jack, and Chrissy could forgo the interviews and team [...]

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Do Supreme Court Justices Dream of Electric Sheep?

On October 24, 2013 By Thomas Hayden

Back in June, the Supreme Court decided Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, 569 U.S. ___, 133 S. Ct. 2107 (2013) (which we previously wrote about here). Myriad was a unanimous decision in which the Court ruled that naturally occurring isolated DNA cannot be patented, but that [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On June 17, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

In the Ninth Circuit, Google argues that the Wiretap Act does not prohibit interception of unencrypted wireless transmissions. The Supreme Court unanimously rules in Myriad that isolated DNA is not patentable, while cDNA is. [H/T PatentlyO; SCOTUSBlog] Monsanto keeps farmers who were worried about inadvertent infringement out of court. [...]

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The story unfolds like a hybrid horror or science fiction film: a serial killer called the Grim Sleeper preys on prostitutes and drug addicts, murdering them and disposing of their bodies in dumpsters and alleyways in a south Los Angeles neighborhood. The deranged man kills at least seven women in the mid-1980’s and then [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On June 14, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Federal Trade Commission opens investigation into whether Apple is using its position in the market to harm competitors.

DNA introduced to bolster thirty-year old murder charges in Atlanta killings.

Vince Young facing issues off the field for misdemeanor assault and involvement in altercation in Dallas Continue Reading

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York faced a difficult question at the intersection of law and biotechnology last month: can one patent nature? On Monday, March 29, United States District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet said no, and invalidated seven patents related to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, the [...]

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In an effort to protect people’s genetic information from exploitation, President George W. Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) into law on May 21, 2008. The Act forbids insurance providers from denying medical coverage to otherwise healthy people because they have a genetic predisposition to a particular disease, and [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On October 18, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

In yet another Missouri cyber-bullying incident, teenager arrested for threatening website.

TLC claims breach of contract against Jon Gosselin for stopping production of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

New FTC guidelines threaten to fine bloggers who fail to disclose relationships with advertisers.

Federal [...]

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Mel Gibson just cannot seem to keep himself out of the news. It was only recently that the media publicized his very messy, and very expensive, divorce from his long-time wife, Robyn. Robyn, whose settlement package could total nearly $500 million thanks to California community property laws, will continue to battle her [...]

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In 1976, Ollie George, a 19-year-old college student drove her brother’s car on a routine shopping trip.  After shopping, Ollie could not start the car.  She phoned her family, but by the time her family arrived atto the shopping center, Ollie was gone.  Two days later, Ollie’s body was found in a rural area of [...]

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