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Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP: Supreme Court Holds Prometheus Patents Invalid

On March 20, 2012, in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. , the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision on patent eligibility under the patent statute, a decision that specifically addressed the "laws of nature" exclusion for patent eligibility. Unanimously reversing...

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione: Federal Circuit Upholds Claims to Isolated DNA Molecules (Again)

On August 16, 2012, the Federal Circuit issued, after remand from the Supreme Court, its opinion in The Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc ., No. 2010-1406, slip opinion (Fed. Cir. August 16, 2012) ("Myriad") [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]....