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2015 Patent Reform: Amendments to H.R. 9 and S. 1137
Kelsey I. Nix,George N. Phillips,Peter G. Thurlow,Shehla Wynne, June 25, 2015
Patent reform legislation continues to make progress in Congress. The House Judiciary Committee held a markup of the Innovation Act ("H.R. 9"), on June 11, 2015. The bill passed out of the committee on a vote of 24 to 8. This approval comes on the heels of the Senate Judiciary...
Federal Circuit Upholds Invalidity of Prenatal DNA Test Patent Under 35 U.S.C. §101
Gregory A. Castanias,J. Patrick Elsevier,Anthony M. Insogna,Kelsey I. Nix,Astrid R. Spain, June 24, 2015
In its June 12, 2015 opinion in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that Sequenom's patent directed to methods of detecting fetal DNA in a pregnant woman's plasma or serum, although "a positive and valuable contribution to...
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