Medical-Testing Industry Heads to the Supreme Court

Posted on December 6th, 2011 by

The growing medical-testing industry goes before the Supreme Court this week in a patent case that pits the Mayo Clinic against a company trying to protect its diagnostic tests. Companies are patenting more tests that help doctors set drug dosages or determine whether a person can benefit from a particular treatment. Screening tests that identify people's risk factors for disease also are getting patented more frequently. 

Wall Street Journal, by Brent Kendall, 12/5/11

Additional coverage: Star Tribune, Washington Post, Forbes,

Tags: Business Relations, Legal / Leadership, Prometheus

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