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There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Dean v. United States. Douglas Berman has our preview.

Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1150 Fed. Cir. Dec 7, 2011
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Mar 20, 2012 9-0 Breyer OT 2011
 
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Holding: The process patent that Prometheus Laboratories had obtained for correlations between blood test results and patient health is not eligible for a patent because it incorporates laws of nature.

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Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on March 20, 2012.

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