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Heart Monitor Maker Asks High Court to Clear Eligibility Muddle

Nov. 10, 2020, 9:02 PM

InfoBionic Inc. urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Federal Circuit decision reviving a cardiac monitoring patent, saying the case is emblematic of how far the appeals court’s patent eligibility jurisprudence “has fallen off the rails.”

The Massachusetts company, whose legal team includes former Solicitor General Gregory Garre, said the Supreme Court should take the case to provide an important first step in clarifying the law around what inventions are eligible for patents.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in April reversed a lower court, finding CardioNet LLC and Braemar Manufacturing LLC’s patent covered eligible subject ...