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Federal Circuit finds method of treatment claims patentable
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2011

In the first case to consider the patentability of a life sciences invention since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Bilski v. Kappos, the Federal Circuit held that medical treatment claims asserted by Prometheus Laboratories were eligible for patent protection.


Biotech patent held invalid for failing to disclose preferred host cells
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 11 2010

On March 8, 2010, the Federal Circuit affirmed a ruling of the International Trade Commission invalidating the asserted claims of two U.S. patents for failure to meet the best mode requirement.