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LabCorp Shelved, But Legal Issues Linger, Say Experts

Law360 (June 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The closely watched LabCorp case raised the specter of sweeping changes in the way subject-matter patentability is evaluated by the courts. But while most experts weren’t shocked by Thursday’s dismissal by the U.S. Supreme Court, many say the issues at the core of the case are still on the table.

At issue in Laboratory Corp. of America v. Metabolite Laboratories was whether or not a patentee can claim the right to a basic scientific relationship when that relationship correlates certain test results to a medical condition....
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