In their ongoing coverage of the major patent case Athena Diagnostics v. Mayo Collaborative Services, IPWatchdog turned to Washington D.C. partner Bob Stoll for his reaction to Athena’s petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court.
IPWatchdog reports that there is a strong argument for the Court to grant the petition, and patent stakeholders on all sides are sure to weigh in via amicus briefs over the next month. The petition could represent the best chance for clarifying Section 101 law in the near-term, since patent reform efforts on the topic have been seemingly stalled.
“I hope, somehow, we get more clarity,” said Stoll. “And that any decision will not further harm job creation and economic growth.”