Items Tagged ‘Patents’

March 21, 2012

Mayo Clinic Wins U.S. Supreme Court Fight Over Prometheus’ Patents

By Mystery User

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the Mayo Clinic a victory in a patent case over a blood test. The Wall Street Journal reports that the court unanimously ruled two patents held by Nestle SA  Nestle SA Latest from The Business Journals Pfizer baby-food report skips HeinzChinese tainted milk could benefit HeinzHigher food prices […]

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Tags: Nestle SA, Patents, Prometheus Laboratories Inc.


March 20, 2012

Justices Back Mayo Clinic Argument on Patents

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The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Tuesday that medical tests that rely on correlations between drug dosages and treatment are not eligible for patent protection.  Writing for the court, Justice Stephen G. Breyer said natural laws may not be patented standing alone or in connection with processes that involve “well-understood, routine, conventional activity.” Additional coverage: […]

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Tags: medical tests, Patents


January 13, 2010

IBM, Mayo Clinic lead the way in patents

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Everything from super computers to cancer treatments to new luggage designs have been created in Rochester.    Unquestionably, this is a creative city.  As IBM and Mayo Clinic keep encouraging innovation that leads to patents, it seems to exponentially spur the Rochester culture to be more inventive…   At the center of what Smith calls […]

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Tags: IBM, Patents


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