STLR Link Roundup – February 15, 2019

Eligibility of Medical Diagnostics Method to be Patented On February 6, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that the medical diagnostics method at hand were patent ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Plaintiff, Athena Diagnostics, Inc., was the exclusive licensee of the patent that covered “methods for diagnosing neurological disorders by detecting antibodies to a protein.” After Defendant, Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC, allegedly exercised the patent for developing other competing Continue Reading →

Deceptive Advertisement in Search Engines

When using Internet search engines to look for information, we generally expect that the search results are reasonably relevant to our search query on an objective basis. What if, however, some results are included or placed higher up in the list because someone paid for such a priority result? This would fundamentally undermine the credibility of search results, unless such manipulation was duly revealed to users. These days, as increasing number of people use search Continue Reading →