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  • High Court's Ruling on DNA Could Boost Biotech Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 4:33 PM ET
    Justice Clarence Thomas

    A unanimous Supreme Court decision barred patents on naturally occurring DNA, but analysts said the ruling did little harm to biotech companies.

  • Myriad Hits Historic High Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 3:42 PM ET
    Myriad Hits Historic High

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports shares of Myriad Genetics are hitting an all-time high after the Supreme Court ruled a naturally occurring human gene cannot be patented, but upheld key DNA patents of Myriad's BRACAnalysis test.

  • Myriad Gets Partial Win In Ruling Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 2:36 PM ET
    Myriad Gets Partial Win In Ruling

    The Supreme Court ruled a naturally occurring human gene cannot be patented, but upheld key DNA patents of Myriad's BRACAnalysis test. CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports.

  • SCOTUS Rules on Patenting DNA Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    SCOTUS Rules on Patenting DNA

    In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court justices say naturally occurring human genes cannot be patented, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Biotech Check Amid SCOTUS Ruling Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    Biotech Check Amid SCOTUS Ruling

    A check on biotech stocks after the Supreme Court justices say naturally occurring human genes cannot be patented, with CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • A Patent on DNA? Top Court Is Set to Rule Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 9:51 AM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court Building

    Can someone else patent your genes? The Supreme Court is scheduled to rule some time this month on that question. NBCNews.com reports.

  • Court Blocks Faulty Washers Ruling Against Sears Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    The Supreme Court on Monday strikes down an appeals court ruling that favored consumers who bought Sears front-loading washing machines.

  • CBOE Keeps S&P and Dow Jones Options Exclusivity Monday, 13 May 2013 | 12:34 PM ET
    William Brodsky, chairman and chief executive officer of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

    CBOE won a long-running court battle to prevent rival International Securities Exchange from listing options on two key stock market indexes.

  • US Supreme Court Rules for Monsanto in Patent Case Monday, 13 May 2013 | 10:24 AM ET
    A researcher sorts leaf samples from a soybean plant at a Monsanto facility.

    The US Supreme Court ruled that an Indiana farmer violated giant agribusiness company Monsanto's patent for a type of soybean.

  • Corporations Find a Friend in the Supreme Court Sunday, 5 May 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

    A new analysis finds the current Supreme Court to be by far the most pro-business of any since World War II.

  • Gay Couple's Bankruptcy Filing Challenges DOMA Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    If a Florida state court recognizes the joint bankruptcy filing of two men married in Vermont, their lawyer said, it could put the Defense of Marriage Act in question.

  • Designer Genes: Court to Decide on DNA Patents Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court building.

    The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that calls into question whether DNA can be claimed as intellectual property, and remain off limits without the permission of the patent holder.

  • Day 2 of Same-Sex Cases At SCOTUS Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 2:52 PM ET
    Day 2 of Same-Sex Cases At SCOTUS

    The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in regards to whether same-sex couples should be entitled to more than 1,000 federal benefits, including tax breaks. CNBC's Suze Orman and the "Street Signs" crew provide perspective.

  • Top Court Tosses Out Class Action Suit Against Comcast Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in favor of Comcast in a 5-4 decision that prevents cable TV subscribers in Philadelphia who had accused the company of owning a monopoly from filing suit as a group.

  • Supreme Court Takes Up Gay Marriage Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:23 PM ET
    Supreme Court Takes Up Gay Marriage

    Thousands of people gathered outside the Supreme Court as a hearing takes place in regards to whether gay couples have the constitutional right to marry, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Prop 8: Supreme Court Takes on Gay Marriage Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 11:39 AM ET
    Prop 8: Supreme Court Takes on Gay Marriage

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today on whether gay couples have the Constitutional right to marry, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Supreme Court Considers Prop 8 Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 10:38 AM ET
    Supreme Court Considers Prop 8

    CNBC's John Harwood has the latest details from the Supreme Court on the battle over gay marriage.

  • US Supreme Court Will Hear 'Pay for Delay' Drug Case Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 9:17 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court building.

    The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday over whether big drug companies can settle patent litigation with generic rivals by making deals to keep cheaper products off the market.

  • Top Court Upholds Sale of Overseas Copyrighted Items Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 2:10 PM ET
    Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion.

    The Supreme Court says copyrighted items made overseas are covered by federal law——and a person who buys a product is free to turn around and sell it.

  • Supreme Court Limits SEC Penalties on Aging Fraud Case Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 10:57 AM ET

    The Supreme Court limits the SEC by voting the five-year clock to act on fraud starts when the fraud takes place rather than when it is discovered.