Monthly Archives: June 2010

Prometheus v. Mayo and Classen v. Biogen Sent Back to Federal Circuit

  Not unexpectedly, today the Supreme Court granted cert. in Prometheus v. Mayo, (09-490) vacated, and remanded to the Fed. Cir. for reconsideration in view of Bilski v. Kappos, decided yesterday. While this clears the Court’s collective desk, I don’t … Continue reading

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Bilski Claims Fail As Attempt To Claim “Abstract Idea” – Future Of Business Method Patents Cloudy

Today, the Supreme Court affirmed the rejection of Bilski’s claims. (Attached at end of posting.)  The 16 page Opinion of the Court was authored by Justice Kennedy, joined in full by Justices Thomas, Roberts, and Alito.  The opinion held that … Continue reading

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Collins On Human Genome Project – “We’ve Only Just Begun”

In a Reuters story posted yesterday, Francis Collins, one of the directors of the Human Genome Project, was asked if the Project had lived up to the hype that accompanied the sequencing of the entire human genome ten years ago. … Continue reading

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Patent Office Says, “Have It Your Way!” For A Price.

The PTO has proposed a “Three-Track Examination” option for applicants which gives them the opportunity to jump to the head of the examination line (goal: 12 mo. pendency  with first office action within two months) or to put the application on … Continue reading

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