PTAB's Ax Of Stanford DNA Test Patent Backed By Fed. Circ.

February 8, 2016 – In The News
IP Law360

The Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision that the asserted claims of a prenatal DNA test patent owned by Stanford University are invalid because they are obvious and anticipated.

The appellate court panel did not expand on its reasoning in its one-sentence judgment handing a victory to accused infringer and Oblon client Ariosa Diagnostics Inc., which had successfully swayed the PTAB in November 2014 to invalidate 13 claims of Stanford's U.S. Patent Number 8,296,076.

See also: Ariosa Gets Stanford DNA Test Patent Nixed In AIA Review