4/4/2012

A judge recently invalidated two patents in what may be the first application of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories. "The patents-in-dispute do no more than describe just such an abstract mental process engaged in routinely, either entirely within a physician's mind, or potentially aided by other resources in the treatment of patients," wrote Judge Beryl Howell in the decision to void the patents.

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