No. 2017-2508.

927 F.3d 1333 (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.

Date July 3, 2019.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Adam Gahtan , Fenwick & West, New York, NY, filed a petition for rehearing en banc 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, filed a response to the petition for defendants-appellees. Also represented by John Cameron Adkisson , Elizabeth M. Flanagan , Phillip Goter , Deanna Jean Reichel , Minneapolis, MN.

Melissa A. Brand , Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Washington, DC, for amici curiae Biotechnology Innovation Organization, CropLife International, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Also represented by Hansjorg Sauer . Amicus curiae Biotechnology Innovation Organization also represented by Brian Paul Barrett , Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN. Amicus curiae Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America also represented by David Evan Korn , Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association of America, Washington, DC.

Matthew James Dowd , Dowd Scheffel PLLC, Washington, DC, for amici curiae Richard A. Epstein , Christopher Michael Holman , Adam Mossoff , Kristen J. Osenga , Michael Risch , Ted M. Sichelman , Brenda M. Simon . Also represented by Robert James Scheffel .

Sherry M. Knowles , Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies, LLC, Atlanta, GA, for amici curiae Freenome Holdings Inc., Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Also represented by Meredith Martin Addy , AddyHart P.C., Atlanta, GA.

O'Malley, Circuit Judge, dissents from the denial of the petition for rehearing en banc.


A petition for rehearing en banc was filed by appellants Athena Diagnostics, Inc., Oxford University Innovation Ltd., and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften E.V. A response to the petition was invited by the court and filed by appellees Mayo Collaborative...


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