Michael Greenfield

Michael Greenfield

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

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Allergan, Inc. v. Apotex, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

In a not particularly well-written opinion that breaks no new ground, the Federal Circuit considered a consolidated appeal of two patents directed to methods of promoting hair growth, including, in particular, eyelash hair...more

9/3/2014 - Allergan Inc ANDA Apotex Appeals Claim Construction Patent Litigation Patents Pharmaceutical Patents

H-W Technology, L.C. v. Overstock.com, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

Proofread your claims before you sue! - Even obvious clerical errors in patent claims can doom your lawsuit if not corrected before suit is filed. This was evident in H-W Technology, L.C. v. Overstock.com, Inc.,...more

8/26/2014 - Overstock.com Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents USPTO

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH v. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

On April 21, 2014, a Federal Circuit panel reiterated its interpretation and application to the chemical arts of the KSR obviousness standard. Although applicable more broadly than the chemical arts, the opinion may be of...more

4/25/2014 - EU Obviousness Patent Litigation Patents Pharmaceutical Industry

Hoffman-La Roche Inc. v. Apotex Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

Last Friday, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Hoffman La-Roche Inc. v. Apotex Inc. that is a cautionary tale of patent lifecycle and the difficulties those seeking to extend patent protection face -- namely the...more

4/15/2014 - Generic Drugs Hoffman LaRoche Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Patents Prescription Drugs Prior Art

Update from China: Supplemental Evidence in Pharmaceutical Patent Applications

Word comes to us from attorneys at the CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office that the Patent Affairs Administration Department of the State Intellectual Property Office of the PRC (SIPO) "clarified" examination procedures for...more

2/19/2014 - China Patent Applications Patents Pharmaceutical Industry SIPO

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013)

Contraceptives were the subject of the Federal Circuit's recent decision in Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. But, unfortunately, it's a rather fact-specific case with nothing of prurient...more

4/25/2013 - Bayer Contraceptives Drug Safety FDA Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs Side Effects Watson Pharmaceuticals

Allergan, Inc. v. Barr Laboratories, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013)

Those of you who dabble with chemical structures while prosecuting or litigating pharmaceutical patents may find Allergan v. Barr Laboratories, Inc., interesting. In this ANDA litigation brought by Allergan against Barr,...more

1/30/2013 - ANDA Claim Construction Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs

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