Monday, May 9, 2016

DNA Copyright and Sequence Searching (Part 1)

A couple of months ago I wrote a three-part series of blog posts for GQ Life Sciences on the topic of copyright for engineered genetic sequences. Given GQ Life Sciences' status as a leading provider of patent sequence search services, I thought it would be interesting to write a couple posts that consider the potential role of sequence searching under a legal regime that recognizes copyright protection for engineered DNA. The first installment of this two-part series, which focuses on the use of sequence searching by the Copyright Office in conjunction with its copyright registration function, is available here.