915 F.3d 743 (2019)

ATHENA DIAGNOSTICS, INC., Oxford University Innovation Ltd., Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften E.V., Plaintiffs-Appellants v. MAYO COLLABORATIVE SERVICES, LLC, DBA Mayo Medical Laboratories, Mayo Clinic, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

Decided: February 6, 2019.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

ADAM GAHTAN , Fenwick & West LLP, New York, NY, argued for plaintiffs-appellants. Also represented by ERIC M. MAJCHRZAK , VANESSA PARK-THOMPSON ; ANDREW JOSEPH KABAT , EMMETT J. MCMAHON , Robins Kaplan LLP, Minneapolis, MN; DIMITRIOS T. DRIVAS , White & Case LLP, New York, NY.

Jonathan Elliot Singer , Fish & Richardson, PC, San Diego, CA, argued for defendants-appellees. Also represented by JOHN CAMERON ADKISSON , ELIZABETH M. FLANAGAN , PHILLIP GOTER , DEANNA JEAN REICHEL , Minneapolis, MN.

AARON BARKOFF , McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd., Chicago, IL, for amicus curiae The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.

Kevin Edward Noonan , McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert & Berghoff, LLP, Chicago, IL, for amicus curiae Five Life Sciences Patent Practitioners. Also represented by JOHN DOMINIC CRAVERO , AARON VINCENT GIN , MICHAEL S. GREENFIELD , ANDREA KAY ORTH .

MELISSA A. BRAND , Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Washington, DC, for amicus curiae Biotechnology Innovation Organization. Also represented by HANSJORG SAUER ; BRIAN PAUL BARRETT , Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN.

MATTHEW JAMES DowD , Dowd Scheffel PLLC, Washington, DC, for amici curiae Dan L. Burk, Richard A. Epstein, Christopher Michael Holman, Gus Hurwitz, Adam Mossoff, Kristen J. Osenga, Michael Risch, Mark F. Schultz, Ted M. Sichelman, Brenda M. Simon.

KATHLEEN M. SULLIVAN , Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, New York, NY, for amicus curiae ARUP Laboratories, Inc. Also represented by BRIAN C. CANNON , Redwood Shores, CA.

Dissenting opinion filed by Circuit Judge Newman.

Athena Diagnostics, Inc., Oxford University Innovation Ltd., and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften E.V. (collectively, "Athena") appeal from the order of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts holding that claims 6-9 of U.S. Patent 7,267,820 (the "'820 patent") are invalid...


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