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In light of the recent trend in patent cases towards
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[originally posted 3/27/2012]
In Mayo Collaborative
Servs.v. Prometheus Labs., Inc ., 2012 U.S. LEXIS 2316 (U.S. 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ],
the Court addressed the question of whether a claim that includes a law of
nature (or a natural phenomenon or a mathematical...
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