The Supreme Court sided unanimously with Mayo in a patent dispute with California-based Prometheus Laboratories. The clinic had used a blood test developed by Prometheus until 2004, when it developed its own in-house test. Prometheus sued for patent infringement, but Mayo argued that using test to measure a natural bodily process is not patent eligible.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis
The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.
Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise
“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.
Mayo lawyers argue patent case before U.S. Supreme Court
A case that could have big implications for patent law and the medical profession has reached the country's top court. MPR reports that lawyers for the Mayo Clinic on Wednesday morning will argue that a rival's blood-test patent goes too far. They say the patent also tries to cover the test's results. Prometheus sued Mayo for patent infringement after the clinic created its own blood test.
Mayo Clinic to pay $1.2 million to settle lawsuit claiming false billing
In their lawsuit the Justice Department and four whistleblowers claim Mayo billed the federal government for thousands of lab tests that were never done. The suit contends Mayo routinely billed Medicare and Medicaid for two sets of pathology tests, even though only one was conducted.
Mayo Clinic executive picked to lead bioscience research center in Colorado
Steven VanNurden is currently the chair of Mayo Clinic Ventures. Under his guidance, the division has commercialized more than 2,000 technologies; was granted more than 1,200 patents and helped form more than 45 start-up companies. VanNurden will begin his new role as President and Chief Executive of the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority in late May.
Clinics testing Medtronic device for stubbornly high blood pressure
The Mayo Clinic is among medical centers testing a device for patients whose high blood pressure does not respond to drugs. Medtronic's device uses a groundbreaking treatment to disrupt nerve signals that elevate blood pressure. But to qualify for the trial, patients must meet strict requirements that are challenging clinics and frustrating rejected patients.
Mayo Clinic to acquire Fairview hospital in Red Wing
Rochester-based Mayo Clinic and Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services have signed a tentative agreement to transfer control of Red Wing Medical Center. Mayo Clinic Health System hopes to assume operations by July 1. The deal follows months of discussion.
Judge orders Mayo Clinic to reinstate whistleblower
Labor officials say Mayo discriminated against an employee who made legally protected complaints about safety issues. The Post-Bulletin says James Seehusen shared concerns with supervisors about a vehicle's safety as well as the company's failure to conduct regular inspections. Supervisors later suspended Seehusen, a move they say was unrelated to his complaints, but the judge said Mayo failed to prove that.
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