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  • 07.24.12
  • Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

On July 20, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments in The Association for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO (Myriad).  This important case considers whether isolated genes are patent eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in view of the Supreme Court's recent decision in Mayo v. Prometheus, which held a method applying an abstract idea through conventional and routine techniques was not patent eligible.

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