Mayo Asks High Court To Hear Test Patents Fight

Law360, New York (October 29, 2009, 2:04 PM EDT) -- The Mayo Clinic has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appellate court's ruling that Prometheus Laboratories Inc.'s method patents are valid under Bilski, arguing the patents' claims “attempt to turn a physician's thought processes into infringement.”

The nation's high court on Monday docketed Mayo's petition for a writ of certiorari seeking review of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's reversal.

Mayo asked the high court to determine whether patents are valid that cover “naturally occurring correlations” between patients' test results and...
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