What is patentable and non?

Am ‘I’ Patentable?  February 10, 2013 – 03:48 am
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It is a difficult question to answer. Is my process of being established non-obvious? No. Am I something novel or the methods to create me novel? Yes and No/Yes. I know it is confusing. I am novel as in there is probably not someone else with the same body composition as me. I am a naturally conceived person so nothing novel about the process. However, if you were created using a method that is non-obvious and completely novel, well… maybe you are patentable.

 

Well, for starters, there was this article in GEBN –> here. It is essentially a summary of where we are in terms of patentability of diagnostics and genetic material.

 

The issue is that genetic sequences can be synthetic or naturally occuring. Naturally occuring sequences, on their own, should not be patentable. However,

  1. methods relating to measuring genetic products of that naturally sequences could be patentable
  2. methods relating to synthesis of that gene could be patentable if completely unique and not obvious.

Synthetic genes could be patentable on their own since they could impart a novel function to an existing framework. At the same time, the synthetic gene should also not completely rely on existing machinery to impart that function. For e.g., another siRNA molecule should not be patentable. However, another siRNA molecule that provides an ‘additional’  unknown diagnostic function or value-added therapy to the cell should be patentable. Again, if this happens through a naturally occuring sequence, it could be granted a patent.

Source: Smart Health

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