The Patent Docs blog made the effort today to print post-ruling statements from the principles in the case as well as the comments from the major amicus filers. It turns out that EVERYBODY WON! Amazingingly, no one lost.
The ACLU and PUBPAT crowed that the Supreme's invalidated patents for human genes. Myriad was happy that their cDNA patents and method claims stood up and will protect their IP. The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics called it a thrilling victory for patients as native DNA could no longer be patented. BIO said tat upholding cDNA patentability was the most important thing for the commercial biotech industry. American Intellectual Property Law Association expressed some concern but was happy Supreme Court recognized the importance of patent protection to health industry (thus they will still have plenty of billings to generate). Fierce Biotech rcognized it as a neutral ruling. The AMA welcomed an end to human gene patents.
You see EVERYONE was a winner. The Supreme's must have done a good job as there was no real caterwauling following the decision. It was as if we were all back in kindergarten, everyone was special, there were no winners or losers and everyone got an A. What else do you want? Try to get that result out of the Voting Rights Act decision. I dare you.
July 2nd 2013.