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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP: Supreme Court Holds That a Law of Nature Applied Using Known and Obvious Steps Is Not Patent Eligible

By Kevin Capps On March 20, 2012, the Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Mayo Collaborative Services, DBA Mayo Medical Laboratories, et al. v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc . [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], with potentially far-reaching ramifications for pharmaceutical...

On Remand, Federal Circuit Reverses Patent Ineligibility Findings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - ( Mealeys ) In a divided ruling, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals today [August 16th] reversed a New York federal judge's determination that composition claims related to isolated DNA molecules are patent-ineligible products of nature and scientific principles pursuant...

Certiorari Granted For A Second Time In Cancer Gene Patent Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C. - ( Mealey's ) Less than a year after it returned to the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals a patent lawsuit over diagnostic test kits for determining hereditary risk of breast and ovarian cancer, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday announced it will again take up the case (...