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Nutter hosts MassMEDIC’s ‘IVD Forum—The Future of IVD IP’

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Nutter will host the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council’s (MassMEDIC) “IVD Forum—The Future of IVD IP” on May 12. Nutter’s Intellectual Property Department and Life Sciences practice group will present a panel titled “Ariosa v Sequenom: How will the Supreme Court shape the future of the IVD industry?” The panel will focus on three recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions (Mayo, Myriad, and Alice) which have produced a landslide change in IP protection for diagnostics. As a result, patent applicants and patent holders have been battled at the U.S. Patent Office and the U.S. courts. Many players are forced out of patent protection altogether. The currently pending case Ariosa v Sequenom is seminal in attempting to re-dress the issues.

Topics include: 

  • Current state of IP protection in the U.S. and abroad for diagnostics 
  • Substance of Ariosa v Sequenom case and how it relates to prior Supreme Court decisions 
  • Industry position 
  • Potential future developments and practical approaches
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