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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...

Eric E. Bensen on the Supreme Court's Decision in Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Labs. on the Patent Eligibility of a Medical Diagnostic Claim

[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...