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Mossoff Co-Authors Amicus Brief in Ariosa v. Sequenom

In an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, twenty-three law professors specializing in patent law and policy ask the entire federal appellate court to reconsider the panel decision in Ariosa v. Sequenom.

The amicus brief was co-authored by Professor Adam Mossoff and Dr. Kevin Noonan of McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berhoff LLP.

Professor Adam Mossoff
Professor Adam Mossoff

Mossoff is Director of Academic Programs and Senior Scholar at the law school’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP). Among the law professors who joined the amicus brief are CPIP Senior Scholars Chris Holman, Sean O’Connor, Kristen Osenga, and Mark Schultz.

The amici urge the entire Federal Circuit to take a second look at the panel decision, noting that it threatens many modern innovations that the patent system is designed to promote. They further argue that the decision calls into question many iconic patents that the Supreme Court has upheld.