Tomorrow Morning on NPR: BIO, ACLU Discuss Gene Patenting

Good afternoon IPers:  BIO’s Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property, Hans Sauer, Ph.D., J.D.,  will participate in an hour-long segment on gene patenting on NPR tomorrow from 10-11am.

The host of On Point, Tom Ashbrook, will discuss gene patenting in the context of the ACLU/Myriad lawsuit with Hans and Chris Hansen, senior national staff counsel at the ACLU (

You can listen from your desk at  Callers will have the opportunity to ask questions after the first 20 minutes.

If you’re interested in the topic, you can find background material on gene patenting at and our amicus brief in the ACLU lawsuit is posted at


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