Law professor files Supreme Court brief

Professor Aaron Fellmeth of the College of Law recently filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of GeneDX, a company that specializes in genetic testing for rare hereditary disorders. The filing also was made on behalf of Fellmeth, and law professors Linda Demaine and Dennis Karjala, all Faculty Fellows in the Center for Law, Science & Innovation.

Fellmeth filed the brief on Jan. 30 in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. The case will decide whether human genes and DNA segments qualify as patentable subject matter.

Fellmeth is a leading expert on the public international law, the regulation of international business transactions, and intellectual property, with a special focus on biotechnology.

Demaine is the leading innovator in the psychological aspects of law, legal procedure, and legal decision making, the application of social science to ethical, legal, and social developments in communications technology.

Karjala teaches courses in property law, copyright, international intellectual property and intellectual property in cyberspace. His work in copyright law is internationally recognized.