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Representatives Send Letter to HHS and NIH Seeking Response to Pharmaceutical Costs

In a letter sent earlier this month to Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Director Francis S. Collins of the National Institutes of Health, fifty members of the U.S. House...more

1/28/2016 - Bayh-Dole Act Drug Pricing HHS March-in NIH Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs Price Gouging

Winter Storm Jonas Forces USPTO Closure on Monday (1/25) and Tuesday (1/26)

For the second time in a little more than a month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has experienced an unexpected closing. Last month, the closing resulted from a major power outage at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria,...more

1/27/2016 - Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Power Outages Severe Weather USPTO

Q&A from Webinar on Top Patent Law Stories of 2015

Earlier today, we presented a live webinar on the "Top Patent Law Stories of 2015." The webinar covered seven of the twenty stories that made it onto Patent Docs ninth annual list of top patent stories. The seven stories...more

1/22/2016 - America Invents Act Chevron Deference CLS Bank v Alice Corp En Banc Review Limelight v Akamai Patent Infringement Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Sandoz v Amgen Section 101 Sequenom USPTO

Top Five Stories of 2015

After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its ninth annual list of top patent stories. For 2015, we identified twenty stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe...more

1/11/2016 - Abstract Ideas BPCIA CLS Bank v Alice Corp En Banc Review Limelight v Akamai Mayo v. Prometheus Notice Requirements Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Sandoz v Amgen SCOTUS Sequenom USPTO

Top Stories of 2015: #6 to #10

After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its ninth annual list of top patent stories. For 2015, we identified twenty stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe...more

1/9/2016 - Appeals Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard Cisco v CommilUSA Claim Construction Clear Error Standard Cuozzo Speed Technologies Electronics Honest Belief Defense Induced Infringement Patent Infringement Patent Term Adjustment Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent Validity Patents SCOTUS Teva v Sandoz USPTO

Top Stories of 2015: #11 to #15

After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its ninth annual list of top patent stories. For 2015, we identified twenty stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe...more

1/5/2016 - Australia Biosimilars BPCIA FDA Approval Indefiniteness Innovation Act Kimble v Marvel Enterprises Myriad Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Patent Expiration Patent Reform Patent Royalties Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Product of Nature Doctrine Sandoz SCOTUS

Top Stories of 2015: #16 to #20

After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its ninth annual list of top patent stories. For 2015, we identified twenty stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe...more

1/4/2016 - Actavis Inc. AMP v Myriad Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard Endo Pharmaceuticals HTC Mayo v. Prometheus Myriad Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent-Eligible Subject Matter SCOTUS Trans-Pacific Partnership USPTO USPTO Pilot Program

Breaking News: USPTO Restores EFS-Web and Private PAIR

Although the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has not yet made a formal announcement on the USPTO Systems Status and Availability webpage or the Office's Facebook and Twitter accounts, it appears that the Office has now...more

12/28/2015 - Holidays Patents Power Outages USPTO

USPTO Restores Fax Line

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced on December 24, 2015 that it has now restored its fax line and is once again able to receive faxed documents. The announcement was made on the Office's Facebook and Twitter...more

12/28/2015 - Holidays Patents USPTO

Major Power Outage Causes Shutdown of USPTO Online and IT Systems -- USPTO to Consider December 22-24 to be "Federal Holidays"

On Tuesday, December 22, a major power outage at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office headquarters in Alexandria, VA significantly damaged the Office's electronic systems and required the shutdown of the Office's online and...more

12/28/2015 - Holidays Patents Power Outages USPTO

USPTO Seeks Topics for Quality Case Study Pilot Program

In a notice published in the Federal Register In a notice published in the Federal Register on December 21, 2015 (80 Fed. Reg. 79277), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office invites stakeholders to submit patent quality-related...more

12/23/2015 - Federal Register Patent Examinations Patents USPTO USPTO Pilot Program

USPTO Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Law School Clinic Certification Program

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register earlier today (80 Fed. Reg. 78155) to comply with Public Law 113-227, which was enacted by Congress on December 16, 2014, and...more

12/17/2015 - Comment Period NPRM Patent Litigation Patents USPTO

Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Actavis Inc. (D. Del. 2015)

District Court Adopts Magistrate's Conclusion of Invalidity under § 101 and Grants Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Counts - Last month, in Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Actavis Inc., Judge Richard G. Andrews of the U.S....more

12/10/2015 - Actavis Inc. ANDA CLS Bank v Alice Corp Endo Pharmaceuticals Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter

Ariosa Diagnostics v. Verinata Health, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015)

Last month, in Ariosa Diagnostics v. Verinata Health, Inc., the Federal Circuit vacated the decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board concluding that Appellant Ariosa Diagnostics had not met its burden of proving that...more

12/8/2015 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Obviousness Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Prior Art Remand

BIO CEO: IPR System Threatens Medical Innovation

In an article published earlier this fall on Medium, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood urges Congress to modify the inter partes review (IPR) system, which he argues has "turn[ed] the...more

12/7/2015 - Biotechnology Hatch-Waxman Hedge Funds Innovation Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Reform Patent Trolls

IPO Sends Letter to Senate Leaders in Support of Defend Trade Secrets Act

Yesterday, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary expressing "strong support" for the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 (S....more

12/2/2015 - Defend Trade Secrets Act Intellectual Property Owner’s Association (IPO) Intellectual Property Protection Misappropriation Senate Judiciary Committee

USPTO News Briefs - December 2015

USPTO and INPI Establish PPH Pilot Program - On November 23, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Brazil's National Institute for Industrial Property (INPI) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a...more

12/1/2015 - Brazil EPO Foreign Patent Applications MPEP Patent Applications Patent Prosecution Highway Patents PLTIA USPTO USPTO Pilot Program

USPTO Launches Dossier Access

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced today that it had launched Dossier Access, the first of a set of business services to be developed as part of the Global Dossier Initiative. The Global Dossier...more

11/25/2015 - Foreign Patent Applications Global Dossier IP5 Offices Patent Applications USPTO

USPTO Revises Rules to Facilitate Access to Applications and File Contents by Foreign IP Offices

In a notice published earlier this week in the Federal Register (80 Fed. Reg. 65649), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a final rule revising the rules of practice to permit applicants to authorize the USPTO to give...more

10/30/2015 - Electronic Records European Patent Office Fees Final Rules Foreign Patent Applications Intellectual Property Protection Patent Applications Patents Popular USPTO

Natera Responds to Sequenom's Petition for Rehearing En Banc

Last week, Appellee Natera, Inc. filed its response to the petition for rehearing en banc filed by Appellants Sequenom, Inc. and Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine, LLC in August (see "Sequenom Requests Rehearing En...more

10/26/2015 - Amicus Briefs AMP v Myriad Biotechnology CLS Bank v Alice Corp DNA En Banc Review Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Infringement Patent Invalidity Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Petition For Rehearing Preemption SCOTUS Sequenom Summary Judgment

Ariosa Diagnostics Responds to Sequenom's Petition for Rehearing En Banc

On Monday, Appellee Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. filed its response to the petition for rehearing en banc filed by Appellants Sequenom, Inc. and Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine, LLC in August. In its response, Ariosa...more

10/22/2015 - AMP v Myriad DNA En Banc Review Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Infringement Patent Invalidity Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Petition For Rehearing SCOTUS Sequenom Summary Judgment

USPTO Announces Change in Practice for Correcting Foreign Priority Claims

In a Federal Register notice published earlier this month (80 Fed. Reg. 60367), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced a change in practice for the correction of errors in foreign priority claims. Under the change in...more

10/21/2015 - America Invents Act Federal Register Foreign Priority Applications Intellectual Property Protection Patent Applications Patents Prior Art USPTO

USPTO News Briefs - October 2015

USPTO Extends After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 Program - Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office indicated on its website and through a Patents Alert e-mail that the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP...more

10/13/2015 - AFCP Final Action Information Disclosure Statement Intellectual Property Protection Interviews Patent Applications Patents Request for Continued Examination USPTO USPTO Pilot Program

101 Patient Organizations Ask Congress to Curb IPR Abuse

Last month, in a letter to the Senate and House Committees on the Judiciary, 101 patient organizations expressed "concern[] that, as currently written, H.R. 9 [the Innovation Act] falls short of preserving important patent...more

10/12/2015 - Abuse of Process Biologics BPCIA Congressional Committees FDA Approval Generic Drugs Hatch-Waxman Innovation Innovation Act Inter Partes Review Proceedings Medical Research Patent Litigation Patent Trolls Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Patents

Amicus Briefs in Support of Sequenom's Petition for Rehearing En Banc: NYIPLA

Earlier this summer, in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the District Court for the Northern District of California granting summary judgment of invalidity of the asserted...more

9/29/2015 - Amicus Briefs Bilski CLS Bank v Alice Corp En Banc Review Kappos Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Petition For Rehearing Preemption SCOTUS Sequenom USPTO

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