As we reported last year, the Supreme Court granted cert to answer the question of whether human genes are patentable — a question that Judge Sweet had answered “no” in a 2010 opinion.  The Federal Circuit disagreed, and reversed Judge Sweet on that question in 2011.  Today the Supreme Court ruled, in a 9-0 opinion, that DNA is not in fact subject to patent, reversing the Federal Circuit’s ruling to the contrary.  The SCOTUSblog has more.