Blood-Test Patents Debated at High Court as Einstein Invoked

Posted on December 12th, 2011 by Kelley Luckstein

U.S. Supreme Court justices grappled with the reach of federal patent law, touching on both fire- building techniques and Albert Einstein’s discoveries during arguments over diagnostic medical tests. Today’s one-hour session, which centered on a dispute between Nestle SA’s Prometheus unit and the Mayo Clinic, produced few clear answers.

BusinessWeek, by Greg Stohr, 12/12/11

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Tags: Business Relations, Legal / Leadership, Prometheus

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