Jennifer Lane Spaith

Jennifer Lane Spaith

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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Patent for Technology that “Revolutionized Prenatal Care” Nonetheless Invalid as Patent Ineligible

The Federal Circuit Friday held in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc. that Sequenom’s patent directed toward its MaterniT21 test—involving methods of detecting and using cell-free fetal DNA— was invalid for lack of...more

6/17/2015 - Biotechnology Diagnostic Method Diagnostic Tests DNA Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Pharmaceutical Patents

Alice’s Patent Invalidated as “Abstract,” But Court Declines to Articulate Standard Applicable across Industries

In deciding Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, the Supreme Court Thursday invalidated Alice’s patent to software for intermediated settlement of transactions – finding the patent claimed nothing more than a general...more

6/23/2014 - Alice Corporation CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Risk Mitigation Software

White House Announces Executive Actions Designed to Combat Patent Trolls

Last week, the White House announced new executive actions characterized as initiatives “to combat patent trolls and further strengthen our patent system and foster innovation.” This marks a continuation of the White House’s...more

2/26/2014 - America Invents Act Patent Reform Patent Trolls

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