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Personalized Med Dx Patent Reaffirmed By Machine-Or-Transformation Test

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

A federal appeals court reaffirmed the patentability of certain personalized medicine diagnostic claims, but it relied on a legal test that diagnostic and biotech firms have complained is overly restrictive.

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