Supreme Court Hears Much-Watched LabCorp Case

Law360, New York (March 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard opening arguments Wednesday in the contentious LabCorp patent case expected to address the scope of patenting laws of nature. The case is widely seen as precedent-setting, but several experts now suggest the court may ultimately remand the case or reject it altogether.

The tenor of questioning during opening arguments suggested some skepticism on the part of the justices, who questioned both the validity of the patent and why the case was before them.

"It seems imprudent of us to discuss it...
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