Fed. Circ. Nixes 3 Cleveland Clinic Test Patents Under Mayo

Law360, New York (June 16, 2017, 7:13 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld a lower court’s decision invalidating three Cleveland Clinic patents on cardiovascular disease tests, ruling that they claim only patent-ineligible laws of nature in a decision that clears accused infringer True Health Diagnostics LLC.

The appeals court held that a federal judge in the famed hospital’s hometown of Cleveland correctly ruled last year that the three patents are invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Mayo ruling because they cover nothing more than the natural correlation between a certain enzyme and an...
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