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Justices Won't Hear Cleveland Clinic Patent Eligibility Case

Law360 (June 11, 2018, 8:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it would not hear a case the Cleveland Clinic Foundation filed over patents for cardiovascular disease tests, leaving in place a ruling that found the patents were invalid because they only claim laws of nature.

The justices denied, without comment, a petition for certiorari the clinic filed in January that argued the Federal Circuit’s ruling “dramatically undermine[s]” research and innovation in life sciences.

The cert denial is another win for True Health Diagnostics LLC, a diagnostic laboratory that was accused...
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