Supreme Court Rebuffs Solicitor General, Takes LabCorp Case

Law360, New York (October 31, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Despite a recommendation from the Bush administration urging it not to hear the case, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to consider a patent infringement suit covering technology that predicts heart attacks, strokes, and dementia.

The suit was filed by Competitive Technologies licensee Metabolite Inc. against Laboratory Corporation, alleging LabCorp infringed a CTT patent for homocysteine assays instrumental in predicting the medical conditions.

Last month, the U.S. Solicitor General recommended to the U.S. Supreme Court that LabCorp’s appeal be denied.

LabCorp filed the petition for a...
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