U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision in Mayo v. Prometheus
- Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous (9-0) decision in Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Labs., Inc. In holding that Prometheus's claims were not eligible for patenting, the Court stated that the claims sought to protect "the underlying laws of nature themselves" (Slip Op., p. 24), rather than a specific application of those laws of nature. To view our summary of the decision, download the PDF.