McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

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300 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6709, United States
Phone: 312.913.0001
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Areas of Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
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  • California
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Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics, LLC (E.D. Va. 2017)

District Court Finds Method of Detecting Claim to Be Directed to Patent Ineligible Subject Matter - Earlier this month, in Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics, LLC, District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

MiMedx Group, Inc. v. Liventa Bioscience, Inc. (N.D. Ga. 2017)

In the general chaos that has resulted from the Supreme Court's recent forays into trying to delineate the proper standards for patent subject matter eligibility (AMP v. Myriad Genetics, Mayo Collaborative Labs v. Prometheus),…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

When considering the patent-eligibility of claims, size usually matters. Claims that are longer and recite more detailed inventions tend to be more likely to survive 35 U.S.C. § 101 challenges than those that are shorter and…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

AIA America, Inc. v. Avid Radiopharmaceuticals (Fed. Cir. 2017)

As patent practitioners learned to their chagrin in the AMP v. Myriad Genetics case, sometimes broader Constitutional issues arise even in patent law. This is also true of matters relating to the Bill of Rights; for example,…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Amgen Inc. v. Hospira, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

In the third installment of the "Amgen v." trilogy of BPCIA Federal Circuit cases, the Court in Amgen Inc. v. Hospira, Inc. answered a question that had been lingering since the very first case -- can a reference product sponsor…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

News from Abroad -- Briefing on Supplementary Protection Certificates for Medicinal Products

What are SPCs? A Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) is an intellectual property right available for active ingredients of human and veterinary medicinal products requiring marketing authorisation. Originally…more
 /  Health, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Athena Diagnostics, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC (D. Mass. 2017)

District Court Finds Diagnostic Claims to Be Directed to Patent Ineligible Subject Matter - Last week, in Athena Diagnostics, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC, District Judge Indira Talwani of the U.S. District Court…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Enzo Biochem Inc. v. Applera Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

Last week, in Enzo Biochem Inc. v. Applera Corp., the Federal Circuit determined that the District Court for the District of Connecticut accurately interpreted the Federal Circuit's decision in Enzo Biochem, Inc. v. Applera…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

News from Abroad -- EPO Applies Doctrine of Plausibility to Small Molecule Pharmaceuticals

In Decision T 488/16, the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (BoA) have revoked EP 1 169 038, which protected the blockbuster protein tyrosine kinase (PTK) inhibitor dasatinib (Sprycel®). The only request on file --…more
 /  Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

PTAB Life Sciences Report - August 2017

About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Celltrion, Inc. v. Biogen Inc. et al. PTAB Petition: IPR2017-01230; filed March 30,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Power Analytics Corp. v. Operation Technology, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2017)

Interpreting Real-Time Sensory Data from Electrical System Found to Be Abstract Idea and Patent Ineligible - Power Analytics Corp. sued Operation Technology in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Berkeley Files Opening Brief in CRISPR Appeal

The University of California/Berkeley filed its opening brief to the Federal Circuit last week, asking that Court to overturn the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decision that there was no interference-in-fact between Berkeley's…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Cloud9 Technologies LLC v. IPC Systems, Inc. (PTAB 2017)

Petitioner Cloud9 requested covered business method (CBM) review of IPC's U.S. Patent No. 8,189,566 before the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Due to the claims of the '566 patent not reciting a financial element, the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Merus N.V. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

In a decision that took an inordinately long time to arrive (oral argument was held in mid-January), the Federal Circuit in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals v. Merus today affirmed the District Court's decision that the claims of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Silver Birch Genetics Explained

A recent report in the scientific journal Nature Genetics 49: 904–12 (May 2017), doi:10.1038/ng.3862, disclosed the results of genomic DNA sequencing and analysis of Betula pendula, the silver birch tree…more
 /  Science, Computers, & Technology
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