Multimedia Resources

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Legal Case 1: Mazer v. Stein
Description: Copyright case indicating the expression of an idea is copyrightable not the idea itself.

Legal Case 2: Diamond v. Chakrabarty
Description: Copyright case dealing with the issue of patenting genetically modified organisms.

Legal Case 3: Association for Molecular Pathology v. United States PTO
Description: Copyright case challenging the validity of gene patents.

Legal Case 4: Funk Brothers Seed Co. v. Kalo Inoculant Co.
Description: Case in which it was determined that a work of nature is not subject to patent.

Article 1: Former Valeant Executive and Co-defendant Sentenced to Prison
Description: Wall Street Journal news story on sentencing of executives in the Valeant Pharmaceuticals case.

Article 2: Pharmaceutical Corporations and AIDS
Description: Articles stating global perspectives on the issues of AIDs, the economy, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Article 3: Supreme Court to Myriad Genetics: Synthetic DNS Is Patentable but Isolated Genes Are Not
Description: AMA Journal of Ethics article on the Myriad Genetics case.