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The Obama Administration issued a Report earlier this month, entitled "Administration Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets," that sets forth its efforts to prevent trade secret misappropriation. The Report...more
The United States Patent and Trademark Office announced its intent earlier this month to form a “Software Partnership” with the software community in order to enhance the quality of software-related patents (the “Notice”)...more
Congress recently took new steps to protect trade secrets, which are generally defined as all forms or types of financial, business, scientific, technical, economic, or engineering information that the owner has taken...more
The USPTO promotes the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) as a way to “fast-track” a U.S. patent application when a corresponding foreign application has been allowed, or when a corresponding PCT application has received a...more
The 112th Congress saw a lot of activity focused on new and changing technologies, but few legislative breakthroughs. Early in the year, there was significant activity around intellectual property and online piracy issues,...more
On Jan. 15, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decided that the FCC lacked the statutory authority to adopt its 2003 encoding rules, which limit the output and copy restrictions that can be applied...more
If it was ever in doubt as to whether an application for an extension of a pharmaceutical patent term could be late filed after the due date, this recent decision would seem to have removed it, clarifying that late filing is...more
Anyone trying to stop Chinese counterfeiters learns almost immediately that most of the information that would ordinarily identify China-based owners of a URL or website is false. That makes it costly or impossible to...more
On January 9, 2013, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued its first decision in a Covered Business Method Patent Review (CBM) proceeding, instituting the trial on all claims requested.
The decision issued in...more
The Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (“SFDA”) announced a plan for regulatory reform (“Reform Plan”) and is soliciting public comments through January 15, 2013. The Reform Plan sets forth the following key strategic...more
Infringement! Litigation! Legislation! There is never a dull moment in the wonderful world of intellectual property law, and 2013 will be no exception....more
In This Issue:
Life Technologies Corp. et al. v. Kappos et al.; Abbvie Biotechnology, Ltd. v. Kappos; Human Genome Sciences, Inc. v. Kappos; and Shionogi & Co., Ltd. v. Sandoz Inc. ...more
Originally published in Forresters on January 6, 2012.
The patent -
NovozymesFollowing grant of a patent to Novozymes in November 2009, the patent was asserted in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands...more
Reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its sixth annual list of top biotech/pharma patent stories. For 2012, we identified fifteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that...more
The nanotechnology patent filing boom continues. In 2012, the USPTO published 4,098 nanotechnology class 977 applications, which represents a 19.2% increase over last year....more
Originally published in Pharmaceutical Outsourcing’s website on December 2012.
Patent law is changing rapidly. The changes are putting even greater pressure on patents as a tool for protecting a pharmaceutical or...more
About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases.
Eli Lilly and Company v. Kappos et al. -
1:12-cv-01491; filed December 26, 2012 in the Eastern District of...more
In This Issue:
..News From the Bench:
- Clarification of the “Vitiation Test” when applying the Doctrine of Equivalents.
- The “Success More Likely Than Not” and “Ordinary Observer” Standards for a...more
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, has indicated that she is drafting legislation that would seek to increase judicial oversight over prosecutors’ efforts to act against Internet...more
On December 10, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) jointly presented the “Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) Activities Workshop.” This publicly-held workshop signaled a recognition by...more
On November 30, 2012, the Supreme Court granted certiorari – in what portends to be one of the most impactful decisions in patent law history – to end the “gene patenting” debate, an issue that lower courts have measured over...more
[W]e have emphatically rejected any formal burden-shifting framework in evaluating the four Graham factors [including the objective considerations of nonobviousness]. The district court's failure to consider the evidence...more
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