Association For Molecular Pathology et al v. United States Patent and Trademark Office et al

Filing 255

OPINION #98799 re: 175 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings filed by United States Patent and Trademark Office, 61 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Breast Cancer Action, David Ledbetter, Arupa Ganguly, Ellen Matloff, Patrice Fortune, Vicky Thomason, College of American Pathologists, Lisbeth Ceriani, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Stephen Warren, Association For Molecular Pathology, Wendy Chung, American Society For Clinical Pathology, Genae Girard, Harry Ostrer, Kathleen Raker, Runi Limary, Elsa Reich, American College of Medical Genetics, Haig Kazazian, 152 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Lorris Betz, Michael K. Young, Arnold B. Combe, David W. Pershing, Raymond Gesteland, James U. Jensen, Roger Boyer, Thomas Parks, Myriad Genetics, Jack Brittain, John Kendall Morris. For the reasons set forth in this Opinion, Plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment is granted in part, Myriad's motion for summary judgment is denied, the USPTO's motion for judgment on the pleadings is granted, and the claims-in-suit are declared invalid pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 101. Submit judgment on notice. It is so ordered. (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 3/29/2010) (tro) Modified on 4/7/2010 (ajc).

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ASSOCIATION FOR MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY, ET AL., Plaintiffs, -againstUNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, ET AL., Defendants 09 Civ. 4515 OPINION APPEARANCES: Attorneys for Plaintiffs AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION 125 Broad Street - 18th Floor New York, NY 10004 By: Christopher A. Hansen, Esq. Aden Fine, Esq. Lenora M. Lapidus, Esq. Sandra S. Park, Esq. PUBLIC PATENT FOUNDATION Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 55 Fifth Ave., Suite 928 New York, NY 10003 By: Daniel B. Ravicher, Esq. Attorney for Defendant USPTO PREET BHARARA United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York 86 Chambers Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10007 By: Ross Morrison, Esq. A t t o r n e y s f o r D e f e n d a n t s Myriad G e n e t i c s and D i r e c t o r s of t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f Utah Research Foundation JONES DAY 22 E a s t 41st N e w York, NY By: B r i a n M . Barry R. Laura A . Street 10017-6702 P o i s s a n t , Esq. S a t i n e , Esq. C o r u z z i , Esq.