The Federal Circuit has been wrestling with the question of what constitutes patentable subject matter. On Wednesday a three-judge panel of the circuit issued a ruling that indicates that they, at least, lean toward a narrow definition. The panel unanimously invalidated a patent held by Intema Limited for a method of prenatal screening for Down's syndrome, ruling that the patent covers a "conventional and known" method.
Federal Circuit Panel Defines Patentability Narrowly in Ruling on Down Syndrome Test
The Litigation Daily
November 21, 2012
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