Mayo prevails in patent case, but legal fight isn't over

Mayo prevails in patent case, but legal fight isn't over


Mayo Clinic has successfully invalidated the patent on a method of diagnosing a rare autoimmune disorder, handing the Minnesota health system a legal victory against one of the largest private lab companies in the U.S. The Rochester-based academic medical center was sued by Athena Diagnostics, a subsidiary of New Jersey lab-industry giant Quest Diagnostics, over Mayo's decision to offer diagnostic tests for a disease called myasthenia gravis. MG is a chronic disorder that saps people's strength over the course of a day, often leaving them with drooping eyelids, leg weakness and difficulty swallowing and breathing.



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