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Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. (2017)

On February 22, 2017, in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp., the Supreme Court reversed a determination by the Federal Circuit that there are circumstances in which a party may be liable under § 271(f)(1) for supplying or…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Guest Post -- The Emergent Microbiome: A Revolution for the Life Sciences -- Part X, The Big Data Component

Research into the human microbiome has resulted in such unprecedented amounts of data that challenges related to both interpretation and management have emerged. Somewhat paradoxically, current statistical methods have made it…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Xilinx, Inc. v. Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG (Fed. Cir. 2017)

Personal Jurisdiction Exists Due to Warning Letters and Prior Litigations in Forum - Establishing personal jurisdiction in the United States over a company operating in a foreign country can be difficult. How does a U.S…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

PTAB Decides CRISPR Interference in Favor of Broad Institute -- Their Reasoning

On February 15, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rendered judgment that there was no interference-in-fact between the claims in interference between the Regents of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Personal Web Technologies, LLC v. Apple, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

Apple filed a successful petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR) of Personal Web Technologies' U.S. Patent No. 7,802,310. In its final written decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) agreed with Apple's contention…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

PTAB Decides CRISPR Interference -- No interference-in-fact

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) handed down its decision today that there is no interference-in-fact between several patents and patent applications owned by The Broad Institute and…more
| Intellectual Property

Shire Development LLC v. Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

The Federal Circuit, in its third opinion involving ANDA litigation between these parties over Shire's LIALDA® (mesalamine) product, has apparently brought this case to a close in generic drug maker Watson's favor, in a decision…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Integrated Technological Systems, Inc. v. First Internet Bank of Indiana (E.D. Tex.)

Business Method / Software Patent Invalidated for Claiming Ineligible Subject Matter - In the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Integrated Technological Systems, Inc. (ITS) sued First Internet Bank of…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

USPTO News Briefs - February 2017

USPTO Announces Expansion of eMod Text Pilot - In August 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that it would begin implementing a new system that would eventually replace the EFS-Web, Public PAIR, and Private…more
| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

What to Do about Section 101? IPO Provides Its Answer

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision not to grant certiorari in Sequenom v. Ariosa (and in some quarters, considerably before that), many have voiced the opinion that only Congress can resolve the acknowledged…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Venture Funding Normalizes in 2016 After Strong First Half

Last month, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its Pitchbook-NVCA Venture Monitor report on venture funding for the fourth…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

USPTO's Accelerated Examination Program to Be Discontinued?

Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice in the Federal Register (82 Fed. Reg. 3758) requesting comments from stakeholders regarding whether the accelerated examination program should be retained or…more
| Intellectual Property

USPTO Releases Performance and Accountability Report for FY 2016

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently released its Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2016. In describing the USPTO's strategic and performance-planning framework, the 2016 report reminds readers that the…more
| Intellectual Property

News from Abroad -- Does an SPC for a Biological Product Cover a Biosimilar? Guidance from Norway

In December 2016, the Norwegian Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Pharmaq v Intervet, which concerns the validity of Intervet's SPC for a viral vaccine for preventing pancreatic disease (PD) in salmonid fish. …more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Zircore, LLC v. Straumann Manufacturing, Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2017)

Method for Manufacturing Product (Dental Crown) Found to be Patent Eligible - Zircore sued Straumann Manufacturing for patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Marshall Division) of…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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