Biopharma Dismayed US Supreme Court Declines To Take Up Case On Patent Eligibility
The Court denies a petition for review of American Axle and Manufacturing v. Neapco despite requests from the US government, BIO and former PTO director Kappos that it take up the case to provide greater clarity on the types of inventions that may be patented.
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