Can I Patent This? Tales Of Patent Eligibility From Examination Of U.S. Patent Applications In Class 435

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Personalized medicine challenges the longstanding notion that the same medical treatment will be equally effective in all patients.

It is now widely appreciated that identifiable variations among patients have predictive value that can inform aspects of patient care. By collecting biochemical or genetic information using diagnostic tests, health care professionals can tailor treatments to match a patient’s individual susceptibility to a given disease or responsiveness to a particular treatment.

Reproduced with permission from Life Sciences Law & Industry Report, 13 LSLR 917, 09/19/2014. Copyright 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)

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