Kevin E. Noonan

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Illumina Cambridge Ltd. v. Intelligent Bio-Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

The Federal Circuit affirmed a decision of obviousness, and that a patentee not be able to amend claims in an inter partes review proceeding, in an opinion handed down January 29th in Illumina Cambridge Ltd. v. Intelligent...more

2/5/2016 - America Invents Act Burden-Shifting Cuozzo Speed Technologies v Lee Inter Partes Review Proceedings Obviousness Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board SCOTUS

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

In re Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization, Bayer Cropscience NV (Fed. Cir. 2015)

Interferences, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's procedure for determining which of a plurality of inventive entities were the "first to invent," were eliminated by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, but they are not...more

12/16/2015 - America Invents Act Interference Claims Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board USPTO

Pigs Fly, Hell Has Frozen Over, and the New York Times Supports Small Inventor and University Patenting

Admittedly, only on its Op-Ed page. But last Saturday Joe Nocera wrote a remarkably sane and reasoned column, entitled "The Patent Troll Smokescreen," pointing out that "big companies with large lobbying budgets" are using...more

10/29/2015 - America Invents Act Anti-Patent Trolls Apple Electronic Frontier Foundation Injunctions Innovation Inventors Licensing Rights New York Times Non-Practicing Entities Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trolls Patents Universities

PTO Releases Report on Confirmatory Genetic Diagnostic Testing

More than three years after the June 15, 2012 deadline for providing it, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued its report on so-called "second opinion" genetic diagnostic testing, mandated by Section 27 of the...more

10/7/2015 - America Invents Act AMP v Myriad CMS Congressional Reports Diagnostic Tests DNA Exclusive Licenses Genetic Testing Health Insurance Healthcare Innovation Mayo v. Prometheus Patents Public Disclosure SCOTUS USPTO

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

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

9/21/2015 - America Invents Act Amicus Briefs AMP v Myriad CLS Bank v Alice Corp En Banc Review EPO Intellectual Property Protection Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Petition For Rehearing SCOTUS Sequenom

Views from the Director's Office on Post-Grant Reviews by the PTAB

Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Under Secretary of Commerce Michelle Lee took the occasion of the release of the revised PTAB Guidances last Thursday to provide the patent community with some statistics...more

8/28/2015 - America Invents Act CAFC Covered Business Method Proceedings Guidance Update Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Post-Grant Review

PTAB Denies Inter Partes Review Petitions Against Two Acorda Patents

One of the statistics gleaned from Director Michelle Lee's recent blog on the post-issuance review provisions of the America Invents Act is that only 42% of inter partes review petitions have been granted over the past three...more

8/25/2015 - Abuse of Process America Invents Act Inter Partes Review Proceedings Obviousness Patent Infringement Patent Invalidity Patent Litigation Patent Owner Preliminary Response Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Pharmaceutical Patents Prior Art

Rep. Goodlatte Releases Report on H.R. 9

Last week, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, released a 200-page Report on H.R. 9, "The innovation Act," introduced by Chairman Goodlatte with several co-sponsors earlier this year. The bill sets...more

8/5/2015 - America Invents Act Claim Construction Fee-Shifting Innovation Act OTDP Patent Infringement Patent Reform Patent Terms Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent Trolls Patents Pending Legislation Pleading Standards Post-Grant Review USPTO

Biogen MA, Inc. v. Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (Fed. Cir. 2015)

The Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C. § 146 pursuant to changes in the statute provided by the...more

5/20/2015 - America Invents Act Biotechnology First-to-File First-to-Invent Interference Proceeding Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Subject Matter Jurisdiction

The Iron Law of Unintended Consequences - (with apologies to Robert Michels)

It is a certainty that no matter what action is taken (by an individual, a group, or especially a legislative body) that there will be unintended consequences. It is also true that those unintended consequences, like the...more

2/26/2015 - America Invents Act Hatch-Waxman Hedge Funds Inter Partes Review Proceedings Market Manipulation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Patents Prescription Drugs Price Manipulation Standing

Game Over for Myriad -- Update: (Or, and then there was one were none)

As discussed for the past month, Myriad has finally given up trying to defend its BRCA gene testing franchise. The one remaining matter, Myriad's case against GeneDx has settled, as announced by the company today....more

2/17/2015 - America Invents Act Genetic Testing Inter Partes Review Proceedings Myriad Patent Litigation Patents

PTAB Grants First Motion for Leave to Amend in Inter Partes Review

Representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, led by Janet Gongola, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, spent the better part of last month traversing the U.S....more

5/28/2014 - America Invents Act Inter Partes Review Proceedings Motion to Amend Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents USPTO

Tobinick v. Olmarker (Fed. Cir. 2014)

Interferences are not yet dead, although their echo is expected to attenuate over the next decade or so as a result of the provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act that converted the U.S. from a first-to-invent...more

5/21/2014 - America Invents Act Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patents

More Q&A from Webinar on Top Patent Law Stories of 2013

On Tuesday, we presented a live webinar on the "Top Patent Law Stories of 2013." The webinar covered ten of the fourteen stories that made it onto Patent Docs seventh annual list of top biotech/pharma patent stories. Posts...more

1/24/2014 - 23andMe America Invents Act AMP v Myriad Biotechnology Bowman v Monsanto FTC v Actavis Innovation Act Life Sciences Monsanto Myriad Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patent Trolls Patents Pharmaceutical Industry SCOTUS

Dey, L.P. v. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013)

Enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act in 2011 focused the patenting community on the changes of U.S. patent law from "first to invent" under the 1952 Patent Act to "first inventor to file" under the AIA as the...more

5/24/2013 - America Invents Act Confidential Information Infringement Patent Reform Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs Prior Art

The Status Quo Reigns in Senate's Version of H.R. 6621

The Senate on Saturday passed an amended version (S. Amendment 3344) of H.R. 6621, Rep. Lamar Smith's bill "To correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code." ...more

12/31/2012 - America Invents Act H.R. 6621 Patent Reform Patents Pre-GATT USPTO

Pre-GATT Patent Applications Threatened by Lamar Smith's H.R. 6621

Lurking in H.R. 6621, a bill entitled "To correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code" and introduced on November 30th by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) is a...more

12/7/2012 - America Invents Act HR 6621 Patent Applications Patent Reform Patents Pre-GATT

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