Federal Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Patent Case On Section 101 Grounds

(April 11, 2016, 1:37 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — An invention directed to methods of detecting genetic variations claims unpatentable subject matter, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed April 8 (Genetic Technologies Limited v. Merial L.L.C., et al., Nos. 15-1202, -1203, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 6407).

(Decision available. Document #16-160418-008Z.)

In so concluding, the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Sharon Prost, Timothy B. Dyk and Richard G. Taranto upheld a final judgment in favor of defendants Merial L.L.C. and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), which were accused by plaintiff Genetic...
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