High Court Declines To Weigh In On Patent Definiteness

Law360, New York (June 20, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a patent battle between Applera Corp. and Enzo Biochem Inc. focused on the standard used by the Federal Circuit to determine whether a patent's claims are definite.

In a brief order issued Monday, the high court denied Applera's petition for certiorari without comment, after the U.S. solicitor general filed a brief in May suggesting that the justices had little reason to weigh in on the matter since the Federal Circuit's approach to the case is consistent...
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