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Archived updates for Wednesday, May 18, 2005

In re Fisher Oral Argument Summary

Don Zuhn and Dennis Crouch at the Patently-O Blog have reprinted the AIPLA's report of the oral arguments for In re Fisher before the Federal Circuit on May 3, 2005. The case questions whether the PTO is requiring a heightened standard of utility for biotechnology inventions — specifically the case is directed to the standard of usefulness under 35 U.S.C. Section 101 applied to nucleotide sequences known as expressed sequence tags (EST’s).
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