The latest episode from Patent News Podcast is up. In a 7-5 split, the Federal Circuit denied an en banc rehearing of Athena Diagnostics v. Mayo regarding questions of 101 and patentability of medical diagnostic claims under the current Alice/Mayo test and the Court’s own precedent. Eight of the twelve judges in the case authored their own opinions.
Athena Diagnostics, Inc., et al. v. Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC, Docket No. 2017-2508 (CAFC July 3, 2019) – http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/17-2508.Order.7-3-2019.1.pdf
U.S. Patent No. 7,267,820 – https://patents.google.com/patent/US7267820B2
Full video of The State of Patent Eligibility in America: Part I – https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/the-state-of-patent-eligibility-in-america-part-i
Use your commute time rather than time at your desk to catch up on the latest patent decisions.