326: Jorge L. Contreras | The Story Of The “AMP v. Myriad” Gene Patent Case In “The Genome Defense”

The case Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 569 U.S. 576, was a case challenging the validity of gene patents in the United States, and few have explored the details of this case more thoroughly than attorney, professor, and author Jorge L. Contreras. His latest book The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA covers the case from its initial cause, each of the court stages up to the Supreme Court, and all the key players along the way.

Jorge L. Contreras is a Presidential Scholar and Professor of Law at the University of Utah with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Human Genetics. His research focuses on intellectual property, technical standards and science policy, and he is one of the co-founders of the Open COVID Pledge, a framework for contributing intellectual property to the COVID-19 response.

Professor Contreras is the editor of six books and the author of more than 100 scholarly articles and chapters appearing in scientific, legal and policy journals including Science, Nature, Georgetown Law Journal, NYU Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology and Antitrust Law Journal. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD) and Rice University (BSEE, BA).

You can check out The Genome Defense on Amazon.