The Impact of Ariosa Diagnostics v. Sequenom on the Patent Eligibility of Biomarker Detection Methods

07.06.15

Under the Patent Act, one can patent “any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.”[1] Common exceptions to what can be patented include laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas[2]. In a recent decision in Ariosa Diagnostics v. Sequenom (Sequenom), The United States Court... Continue Reading

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