Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1150 Fed. Cir. Dec 7, 2011
Tr.Aud.
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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