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Prometheus v. Mayo: Diagnostic Methods Are Not Patentable Subject Matter

The Supreme Court in the case of Mayo Collaborative Servs.v. Prometheus Labs., Inc ., 2012 U.S. LEXIS 2316 (U.S. 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] decided that diagnostic method claims that solely rely on a natural law are not patentable subject matter. The Court held that...

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...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Prometheus: Patent-Eligibility Revisited

[originally posted 4/2/2012] By Douglas "Doug" D. Salyers , James Moore Bollinger , Robert A. Angle , Daniel A. Ladow and George B. Snyder The Supreme Court's recent holding in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc . [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers...