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Athena Diagnostics Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC

Petition for certiorari denied on January 13, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-430 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issue: Whether a new and specific method of diagnosing a medical condition is patent-eligible subject matter, when the method detects a molecule never previously linked to the condition using novel man-made molecules and a series of specific chemical steps never previously performed.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 01 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 1, 2019)
Oct 03 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Athena Diagnostics, Inc., et al.
Oct 14 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 1, 2019 to November 22, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 16 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 22, 2019.
Oct 18 2019Brief amicus curiae of New York Intellectual Property Law Association filed.
Oct 29 2019Brief amici curiae of Professors Jeffrey A. Lefstin and Peter S. Menell filed.
Oct 31 2019Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago filed.
Oct 31 2019Brief amicus curiae of The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys filed.
Oct 31 2019Brief amicus curiae of Biotechnology Innovation Organization filed.
Nov 01 2019Brief amici curiae of Freenome Holdings, Inc. and New Cures For Cancers, Inc. filed.
Nov 01 2019Brief amicus curiae of Blaine Laboratories, Inc., in support on neither party filed.
Nov 01 2019Brief amicus curiae of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America filed.
Nov 01 2019Brief amici curiae of The Chicago Patent Attorneys filed.
Nov 01 2019Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Owners Association filed.
Nov 01 2019Amicus brief of Honorable Paul R. Michel (ret.) not accepted for filing. (November 07, 2019 -- Corrected version to be submitted)
Nov 01 2019Brief amicus curiae of Honorable Paul R. Michel (ret.) filed. (11/7/2019)
Nov 22 2019Brief of respondents Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 09 2019Reply of petitioners Athena Diagnostics, Inc., et al. filed.
Dec 11 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.
Jan 13 2020Petition DENIED.
 
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