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Make Sure You Own the Patent You Think You Do.

The biotechnology industry has a long history of successfully licensing and litigating university technology. That trend looks to be continuing, even as other industries have taken aim at limiting patent enforcement. Ten U.S....more

12/17/2014 - Assignment of Inventions Assignments Biotechnology Inventors IP Assignment Agreements Licenses Patents Universities

A Cautionary Tale for Universities about Patent Ownership Rights from the Lone Star State

A recent decline in patent litigation has been attributed to the evolving patent eligibility standard, as well as to an increase in post-grant review proceedings at the Patent Office, now reported to be “the second-biggest...more

11/14/2014 - License Agreements Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Post-Grant Review Universities

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Laboratory Developed Tests

For almost 40 years the FDA has regulated in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) as medical devices. An IVD is a reagent, instrument, or system that is intended for the diagnosis of a disease or other condition, including the...more

10/2/2014 - Clinical Laboratories FDA Laboratory Developed Tests Medical Devices

Clones Not Patent-Eligible?

Thanks to recent advances in cloning technology, treating degenerative diseases with replacement tissue that matches a patient’s genetic makeup exactly is no longer science fiction. Just last month, for example, two research...more

5/9/2014 - DNA Medical Research Myriad Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Stem cells USPTO

Personalized Medicine and Patent Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101

Double-digit growth is predicted for the molecular diagnostic market in the next several years, driven in part by an increased demand for personalized medicine—medical decisions and therapeutic products tailored to address...more

4/25/2014 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Diagnostic Tests FDA Genetic Technologies Ltd. Healthcare Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Sequenom

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