In this issue;
- ClearValue v. Pearl River: Ranges within ranges – when are they patentably distinct?
- Events of January Draw Attention to Piracy and Counterfeiting
- The Public Domain – Is it going to The Birds?
- Falana v. Kent State Univ.: Determining the Inventorship of Chemical Compounds
- Federal Circuit Clarifies the Scope of Intervening Rights
- Announcements And Reminders
An excerpt from "ClearValue v. Pearl River: Ranges within ranges – when are they patentably distinct?"
The February 17, 2012, decision in ClearValue Inc. v. Pearl River Polymers Inc., __ F.3d __ (Fed. Cir. 2012), is the latest effort of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to show how to determine when a narrow range claimed in a patent is anticipated and thereby rendered invalid because of a broader range disclosed in the prior art. The case is equally applicable to patents claiming other kinds of composition and processing ranges for chemical or biological inventions.
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