Los Angeles – It was recently held that a method of scientific research can be patented for a field of research. In the case at issue, Classen Immunotherapies was issued a patent for the method of testing an immunization schedule. The patent explains that the schedule of immunization can have a significant impact on disorders such as diabetes. The patent is a method of determining which immunization schedule minimizes the risk of development of chronic disorders.
The Federal Circuit noted that because the methods were directed toward a specific useful goal and included physical steps such as immunizing on a certain schedule, the processes were eligible for patentability. For more information, click here: Research Methods Can Be Patented.