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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

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.

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

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