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AstraZeneca LP v. Breath Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2013)

In an appeal decided last month, the Federal Circuit reversed and remanded a decision of noninfringement by the District Court for the District of New Jersey with respect to U.S. Patent No. 7,524,834, and affirmed the...more

11/14/2013 - Infringement Obviousness Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

SkinMedica, Inc. v. Histogen Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013)

On August 23, in SkinMedica, Inc. v. Histogen Inc., the Federal Circuit determined that the District Court for the Southern District of California did not err in construing the phrase "culturing . . . cells in...more

9/4/2013 - Biotechnology Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Pharmaceutical

Amici Submit Brief in Support of Ambry Genetics and Gene by Gene

Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), ACLU of Utah Foundation, Inc., Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT), Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), Breast Cancer Action, and AARP submitted an amici curiae brief...more

8/28/2013 - ACLU Ambry AMP v Myriad Infringement Myriad Patents SCOTUS

New Patent Litigation Bill Introduced in House

Last week, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced the "Patent Litigation and Innovation Act of 2013" (H.R. 2639) in the House. The bill, which would add procedural requirements for patent infringement suits, is related to...more

7/17/2013 - Infringement Patent Abuse Reduction Act Patent Litigation Patents USPTO

Congress Continues Efforts to "Reform" U.S. Patent Law

It has been less than three months since the remaining provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) took effect, and just short of five months since the AIA Technical Corrections Act was enacted to "correct and...more

6/11/2013 - America Invents Act Infringement Patent Reform Patent Trolls Patents Proposed Legislation USPTO

Bowman v. Monsanto Co. (2013)

Today, in Bowman v. Monsanto Co., the Supreme Court determined that the doctrine of patent exhaustion did not permit a farmer who buys patented seeds to repro­duce them through planting and harvesting without the patent...more

5/14/2013 - Bowman v Monsanto Genetically Engineered Seed Infringement Monsanto Patent Exhaustion Patents SCOTUS Seeds

Universities Urge Supreme Court to Affirm in Bowman v. Monsanto

A group of universities, entities affiliated with universities, higher education associations, and entities involved in university technology management, in an amici brief filed in Bowman v. Monsanto, argue that reversal of...more

2/19/2013 - Bowman v Monsanto Farms Genetically Engineered Seed Infringement Patent Exhaustion Universities

WLF Files Amicus Brief in Support of Respondents in Bowman v. Monsanto

In an amicus brief filed in support of respondents Monsanto Co. et al. last month, the Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) asked the Supreme Court to affirm that petitioner Vernon Bowman infringed Monsanto's patents on...more

2/8/2013 - Bowman v Monsanto Farms Genetically Engineered Seed Infringement Patent Exhaustion Patents

IPO Files Amicus Brief in Support of Respondents in Bowman v. Monsanto

In an amicus brief filed in support of respondents Monsanto Co. et al. late last week, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) urges the Supreme Court to find that the petitioner's replanting of commodity seed was...more

1/25/2013 - Biotechnology Commodity Seed Infringement Intellectual Property Owners Association Monsanto SCOTUS

Top Stories of 2012: #4 to #7

Reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its sixth annual list of top biotech/pharma patent stories. For 2012, we identified fifteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that...more

1/3/2013 - Biotechnology DNA FDA Infringement Patent Exhaustion Patents Pharmaceutical Safe Harbors

Top Stories of 2012: #8 to #11

Reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its sixth annual list of top biotech/pharma patent stories. For 2012, we identified fifteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that...more

1/2/2013 - Diagnostic Method EU FTC Infringement Patent Term Adjustment Patents Pharmaceutical Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements Unified Patent Court Unitary Patent USPTO

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