FB Rice Partner, Jenny Petering, and Trainee Attorney, Prue Cowin, have collaborated with other authors on a new book titled ‘Intellectual Property in Molecular Medicine’, a Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press publication.

The book aims to give a comprehensive understanding of biomedical intellectual property and the laws protecting it. Contributions were made covering patent laws and practices in Australia, the United States, Canada and the European Union, and offer guidance on patent eligibility of biological materials and the implications of recent court decisions, such as Myriad. The chapter that Jenny and Prue authored is titled ‘The Patentability of Stem Cells in Australia’, and looks at Australian Law and the future of stem cell patents in Australia.