Mayo Case Could Clarify Patentability, Expand On Bilski

Law360, New York (December 2, 2011, 2:57 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on Wednesday in a closely watched case over the patentability of a blood test method that attorneys say could elaborate on last year's Bilski decision in establishing what makes an invention eligible for a patent.

The high court granted certiorari in June to Mayo Collaborative Services, which argues that a patent on a testing method held by Prometheus Laboratories Inc., and ruled valid by the Federal Circuit, provides an unlawful monopoly on a natural phenomenon and...
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