Kevin E. Noonan

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The Fantastical World of Justice Stephen Breyer

In a recent book entitled Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck, author Adam Cohen examines the case of Buck v. Bell, where Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote that "[t]hree...more

4/29/2016 - Innovation IP License Justice Breyer Patent Infringement Patent Trolls Patents SCOTUS Small Business Software Patents USPTO

Sandoz Petitions for Certiorari over 180-day Notice Provision in BPCIA

As reported on February 17, 2016 in IP Law360, Sandoz has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for certiorari to review the Federal Circuit's decision that reversed the District Court in Amgen v. Sandoz. In its decision, two...more

2/18/2016 - Biosimilars BPCIA eBay Test Injunctive Relief Notice Requirements Patent Litigation Petition for Writ of Certiorari Sandoz Sandoz v Amgen SCOTUS

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

Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee

The Supreme Court on Friday granted certiorari to review the Federal Circuit's decision that the U.S. Patent and Trademark's Patent Trial and Appeal Board was entitled to perform claim construction in inter partes review...more

1/19/2016 - Administrative Appeals Appeals Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard Certiorari Claim Construction Cuozzo Speed Technologies Inter Partes Review Proceedings Judicial Review Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents SCOTUS Statutory Authority

Federal Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc in Ariosa v. Sequenom

The Federal Circuit declined to rehear en banc the panel decision in Ariosa v. Sequenom. This decision was not surprising but what may be surprising was that only three judges wrote opinions, one in dissent (Judge Newman)...more

12/3/2015 - Abstract Ideas AMP v Myriad Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Precedential Opinion Preemption SCOTUS Sequenom

Federal Circuit Denies En Banc Petition in Amgen v. Sandoz

The Federal Circuit today denied the petitions for rehearing by the panel and rehearing by the en banc Court filed by both parties in Amgen v. Sandoz. Amgen had petitioned for rehearing on the panel's decision that the...more

10/19/2015 - Amgen Biosimilars BPCIA Disclosure Requirements En Banc Review FDA Approval Notice Requirements Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Petition For Rehearing Petition for Writ of Certiorari Pharmaceutical Patents Sandoz Sandoz v Amgen SCOTUS

What May Be the IP Provisions of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

The diplomats negotiating the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement have done the seemingly impossible: they have kept the details of the draft agreement secret from the press and interested parties in the United States,...more

10/16/2015 - AMP v Myriad Biologics BPCIA CLS Bank v Alice Corp Copyright Fast Track Process GATT Innovation Intellectual Property Protection Mayo v. Prometheus Obama Administration Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Popular SCOTUS Trademarks Trans-Pacific Partnership TRIPS Agreement WTO

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: JYANT Technologies, Inc.

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

9/30/2015 - Amicus Briefs AMP v Myriad En Banc Review Intellectual Property Protection Mayo v. Prometheus Obviousness Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Petition For Rehearing SCOTUS Sequenom

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

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

9/24/2015 - Amicus Briefs AMP v Myriad CLS Bank v Alice Corp En Banc Review Intellectual Property Protection Mayo v. Prometheus Novartis Obviousness Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Petition For Rehearing Pharmaceutical Patents Prior Art SCOTUS Sequenom

Amicus Briefs in Support of Sequenom's Petition for Rehearing En Banc: Paul Gilbert Cole

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

9/23/2015 - Amicus Briefs AMP v Myriad CLS Bank v Alice Corp En Banc Review Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Petition For Rehearing Prior Art SCOTUS Sequenom TRIPS Agreement 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

Amicus Briefs in Support of Sequenom's Petition for Rehearing En Banc: WARF, Marshfield Clinic, and MCIS, Inc.

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

9/18/2015 - Amicus Briefs AMP v Myriad CLS Bank v Alice Corp En Banc Review Mayo v. Prometheus Obviousness Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Petition For Rehearing Prior Art SCOTUS Sequenom

Amicus Briefs in Support of Sequenom's Petition for Rehearing En Banc: BIO and PhRMA

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

9/17/2015 - Amicus Briefs AMP v Myriad Biotechnology CLS Bank v Alice Corp En Banc Review Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Petition For Rehearing PHRMA SCOTUS Sequenom USPTO

Supreme Court Maintains Licensing Status Quo in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC

A bedrock principle of U.S. patent law is that the patent grant comprises a quid pro quo. In exchange for a limited term of exclusivity (presently, twenty years from the earliest filing date), the patented invention is placed...more

9/16/2015 - Brulotte Kimble v Marvel Enterprises License Agreements Patent Expiration Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Royalties Patents Quid Pro Quo SCOTUS Stare Decisis

Amicus Briefs in Support of Sequenom's Petition for Rehearing En Banc: Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Personalis, Inc., and...

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

9/16/2015 - Amicus Briefs AMP v Myriad Claim Construction CLS Bank v Alice Corp En Banc Review Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Petition For Rehearing SCOTUS Sequenom

Federal Circuit Lifts Injunction Against Sandoz

Sandoz successfully (at least for now) has overcome conventional wisdom, the plain language of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) (or, at least those provisions regarding patent litigation) and Amgen...more

9/3/2015 - Biologics Biosimilars BPCIA FTC FTC v Actavis Injunctions Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Pharmaceutical Patents Sandoz Sandoz v Amgen SCOTUS

Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC (2015)

In the 1977 Yale Law School Holiday Pageant there was a skit about the Supreme Court, with a song sung to the tune of Cole Porter's "Another Opening, Another Show" from the musical Kiss Me Kate... ...That parody...more

8/21/2015 - Brulotte Comics Kimble v Marvel Enterprises License Agreements Marvel Comics Patent Expiration Patent Royalties Patent-Eligible Subject Matter SCOTUS Stare Decisis

Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (2015)

The Supreme Court handed down its decision in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. today and in doing so reprised several themes that have emerged over the past decade of the Court's activist approach to patent law. The...more

5/27/2015 - Cisco v CommilUSA Frivolous Lawsuits Good Faith Honest Belief Defense Induced Infringement Patent Infringement Patent Invalidity Patent Litigation Patents Sanctions SCOTUS

A Modest Proposal (or Two)

Any observer of the interaction between the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court over the past decade has recognized that the Court has become increasingly critical of the Federal Circuit's patent jurisprudence and of...more

4/23/2015 - Innovation Legal History Patents SCOTUS

Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Exela Pharmsci Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015)

The Federal Circuit availed itself of another opportunity to demonstrate that the Supreme Court's recent decision in Teva v. Sandoz may be relevant in cases that are the exception rather than the rule. The Federal Circuit's...more

3/27/2015 - Doctrine of Equivalents Patent Infringement Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Patents SCOTUS

The Tyranny of the Judiciary

There has always been a tension between the need for a final arbiter of the law and the inherent power associated with such a role placed in the judicial branch. Jefferson himself was wary of this tendency, writing in a...more

3/24/2015 - Biosimilars BPCIA FDA Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Patents Sandoz v Amgen SCOTUS

Myriad Throws in the Towel

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision in AMP v. Myriad Genetics in 2013, Myriad (paradoxically to those either not paying attention or who over interpreted the scope of the Court's holding in its opinion) filed...more

1/28/2015 - AMP v Myriad Covenant Not to Sue Declaratory Judgments DNA Genetic Testing Multidistrict Litigation Myriad Myriad v Ambry Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS Settlement Agreements

What's Next? Some Consequences of the Teva v. Sandoz Decision

Supreme Court Building #3It has escaped almost no one's notice that the Supreme Court has spent the past decade or so being much more involved in patent law than in preceding twenty years. Evident but perhaps less discussed...more

1/23/2015 - Claim Construction Clear Error Standard De Novo Standard of Review Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Patent Litigation Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Patents SCOTUS Teva v Sandoz

Teva v. Sandoz: The Dissent

The recent history of Supreme Court patent cases has made the dissent a seemingly endangered species, the Court consistently deciding important patent cases by 9-0 votes and, at best, garnering concurring opinions for...more

1/22/2015 - Claim Construction Clear Error Standard De Novo Standard of Review Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Patent Litigation Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Patents SCOTUS Teva v Sandoz

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