Mike Harlin recently published an "Expert Analysis" article in Law360 entitled “COVID-19 Shows Need for Stronger Diagnostic IP Protection.” In the article, Mike discusses Labrador Diagnostics LLC’s suit against test manufacturer BioFire LLC and its parent company bioMérieux SA for developing tests for COVID-19. Making the optics even worse, the patents were originally owned by Theranos, a testing company based on a massive fraud. The case illustrates the crucial role of the patent system in health care and the need for Congress to enact legislation to make patents more available for inventions related to diagnostic tests.
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