Antoinette F. Konski

Antoinette F. Konski

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Federal Circuit’s Recent Primer on Patent-Eligibility

A method of producing a desired population of multi-cryopreserved hepatocytes was held to be patent-eligible because the challenged claims did not recite a judicial exception. Rapid Litig. v. CellzDirect, Inc.., 2015-1570...more

7/8/2016 - Appeals CLS Bank v Alice Corp Diagnostic Method Life Sciences Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Personalized Medicine Summary Judgment

Supreme Court Declines Sequenom Review

Last week the United States Supreme Court denied Sequenom’s petition to review the Federal Circuit’s holding in Sequenom Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostic Inc., 788 F.3d 1371 (2015) that claims directed to detecting fetal DNA in...more

7/6/2016 - Ariosa CLS Bank v Alice Corp Diagnostic Method Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Petition for Writ of Certiorari Section 101 Sequenom

Will the Supreme Court Clarify Patent-Eligibility?

The United States Supreme Court is set to render its decision on the grant or denial of Sequenom, Inc.’s (“Sequenom’s”) petition for writ of certiorari that posed the issue: ..Whether a novel method is patent-eligible...more

6/27/2016 - Ariosa CLS Bank v Alice Corp Diagnostic Method Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Personalized Medicine Petition for Writ of Certiorari Pharmaceutical Patents Section 101 Sequenom USPTO

USPTO Releases Patent Eligibility Update

On May 4, 2016, the USPTO released a “May 2016 Subject Matter Eligibility Update” (“Update”) providing guidance to patent examiners on formulating a subject matter eligibility rejection and evaluating an applicant’s response...more

5/10/2016 - Diagnostic Method Life Sciences Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Personalized Medicine Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Patents USPTO

Another Diagnostic Patent Falls Under 101

In Genetic Techs Ltd v Merial LLC (Fed. Cir., April 8, 2016), the Federal Circuit invalidated yet another diagnostic patent for failing to satisfy 35 U.S.C. § 101 on the ground that the claims recite nothing more than a law...more

4/12/2016 - Biotechnology CLS Bank v Alice Corp Corporate Counsel Diagnostic Method DNA Genetic Technologies Ltd. Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter SCOTUS

Patent Subject Matter Eligibility – Impact on Litigation and Prosecution

Personalized medicine relies on diagnostic technologies to accurately evaluate a patient’s clinical or genetic signature to guide treatment decisions. Protecting innovation by patenting the diagnostic methods and tools that...more

9/21/2015 - Algorithms AMP v Myriad CLS Bank v Alice Corp Diagnostic Method Innovation Patent Intellectual Property Protection Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Personalized Medicine SCOTUS Software USPTO

Federal Circuit Invalidates Another Diagnostic Patent

In Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., Slip Op. 2014-1139, 2014-114 (Fed. Cir. June 12, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that Sequenom’s U.S. Patent No. 6,258,540 (the ‘540 Patent) was...more

7/2/2015 - Appeals Diagnostic Method Patent Infringement Patent Invalidity Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Sequenom

Risk-Sharing and Reimbursement of Diagnostic Tests

Five industry executives argue for an overhaul of the current approval and reimbursement framework for diagnostic tests. In A Pay-For-Value, Data-Driven Approach for the Coverage of Innovative Genetic Tests a case is made for...more

9/30/2013 - Diagnostic Method Diagnostic Tests Fee-for-Service Innovation Reimbursements Risk Management

Expanding Access to, and Development of, Personalized Medicine

In a July 8th, 2013 letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) advised that proposed reimbursement schedules for diagnostic medicine will threaten the development...more

7/24/2013 - CMS Diagnostic Method Healthcare Medical Reimbursement Patients Personalized Medicine

Supreme Court Asked for Further Clarity on Patent-Eligibility of Diagnostic Claims

Did the Federal Circuit incorrectly interpret and apply the holding of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision regarding patent-eligibility of medical methods as set forth in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories,...more

6/12/2013 - Birth Defects Diagnostic Method Diagnostic Tests Healthcare Mayo v. Prometheus Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Pregnancy SCOTUS

Personalized Medicine Patenting Update

Patenting diagnostic methods is more challenging in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Courts Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., 566 U.S. __ (2012) (Prometheus) and the USPTO’s application of the...more

1/14/2013 - Diagnostic Method Mayo v. Prometheus Patents Personalized Medicine SCOTUS USPTO

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