iNO Therapeutics LLC v. Praxair Distribution Inc. (United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2019)

Case Description

In this decision, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled on the patent eligibility of a claim concerning a natural phenomenon. To evaluate the patentability, the Court utilized the criteria developed in previous case law to determine a) whether the claim is directed to a natural process/phenomenon; b) if so, whether the claim contains an eligible subject matter that can transform the claim itself into a patent eligible one.

Decision Year
Pre-grant flexibilities