Lords look at genetics

The Law Lords are currently considering whether to hear appeals in the long running patent dispute between Chiron Corporation and others, and Organon Teknika, and Murex Diagnostics. The patent at the centre of the action concerns genetic engineering, recombinant DNA technology, the structure and behaviour of viruses in general and the hepatitis virus in particular. The application to the Lords is currently on hold to give an opportunity for objections to it to be lodged. Deadline for objections was 27 March.