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Podcast: Unpacking the Science and Legal Considerations of COVID-19 Testing

USA - October 13 2020 In this first of a four-part podcast series on the science, regulatory framework, commercial transactions, and privacy and data security…

Bethany J. Hills, Matthew Karlyn, Kristen J. Mathews, Michael R. Ward

Federal Circuit Corrects USPTO on Reasonable Efforts When Calculating Patent Term Adjustment

USA - January 25 2019 The Federal Circuit ruled on January 23, 2019, that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) erred in reducing the term of a patent owned…

Rachel A. Rice

Patent Eligibility in the Life Sciences: Supreme Court Declines Review of Ariosa Diagnostics v. Sequenom

USA - June 30 2016 On June 27, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., thereby letting stand the Federal Circuit's…

Karen G Potter

USPTO Issues New Subject Matter Eligibility Examples for Life Sciences

USA - May 12 2016 The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently provided updated guidance regarding the patent eligibility of subject matter related…

Karen G Potter, Amanda T. White

No more isolated DNA patents, the Supreme Court rules

USA - June 13 2013 In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that naturally occurring, isolated human gene sequences are a product of nature, and thus…

Mary Prendergast