Will the Supreme Court s Festo Decision Spur More Bioinformatics Patenting? | GenomeWeb

The US Supreme Court ruled last week on a case that technology firms and patent attorneys alike have been closely following for a year and a half. In a unanimous decision, the high court partly overturned the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s ruling in Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., effectively strengthening the protective power of patents.

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