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IP Alert: Supreme Court Decides Mayo v. Prometheus

March 21, 2012

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a seminal opinion in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. Reversing the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in an unanimous opinion, the Court held that Section 101 of the Patent Act foreclosed Mayo's patent claims drawn toward a medical test, where the test employed a "law of nature" and no significant additional steps.

Fitch Even attorneys are currently studying this decision and will provide a detailed analysis in an upcoming alert.

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