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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  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
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50-100 Attorneys

The Trump Administration's Intellectual Property and Competition Objectives for NAFTA Renegotiation: What Was Wrong with the TPP?

On July 17, 2017, the United States Trade Representative released the summary of its objectives for NAFTA renegotiation, including its objectives for the intellectual property and competition provisions of the agreement. As…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Dialware Communications, LLC v. Hasbro, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2017)

In the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Dialware Communications sued Hasbro, Inc. alleging that Hasbro's Furby toys infringe on five patents: U.S. Patent Nos. 7,183,929 (the "'929 Patent"), 7,383,297…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

In multiple ANDA litigations against multiple defendants, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. had several of its asserted claims held invalid for obviousness at the district court. The Federal Circuit reversed these decisions…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Guest Post -- The Emergent Microbiome: A Revolution for the Life Sciences Part XI: Agriculture and the Microbiome

Knowledge of, and interest in, the human microbiome has rapidly expanded in recent years: each week, there seems to be additional advancements in our understanding of the microbial communities that call our bodies home. As…more
 /  Agriculture, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Securus Technologies, Inc. v. Global Tel*Link Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

Over the last 18 months, the Federal Circuit has been quietly shoring up the non-obviousness provisions of 35 U.S.C. ยง 103 by enforcing the requirement that an obviousness argument entails making the full prima facie case. That…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

RWS Inovia Releases 2017 Report on Global Patent Trends

Patent services provider RWS inovia recently released its eighth annual report on global patent and IP trends. In compiling "The 2017 U.S. Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator," RWS inovia, which produces products for PCT…more
 /  Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

PTAB Life Sciences Report - July 2017 #2

About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Celltrion, Inc. v Genentech, Inc. - PTAB Petition: IPR2017-01121; filed March 21,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

News from Abroad -- UK Progress on Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC)

The UK has become the ninth state to deposit the document required to apply the Protocol on Provisional Application (PPA), which is an essential step towards formation of the UPC. Four more deposits, including that of Germany,…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

The Effects of the Actavis Decision on Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements in ANDA cases -- Four Years After

In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered its decision in FTC v. Actavis, finding that although so-called reverse payment settlement agreements were not per se antitrust violations in cases brought against generic drug makers by…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Health, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

News from Abroad -- EPO Lifts Stays of Proceedings Following Implementation of New Plant Patent-Eligibility Rules

On 3 July, the European Patent Office (EPO) lifted its stays of proceedings on cases that had been held in abeyance pending new rules on the patent-eligibility of plant-related subject matter. Following an intervention by the…more
 /  Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Digital Media Technologies, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc. (N.D. Fla. 2017)

When a district court judge states that "[o]ne could say this case is about a patent that claims too much and a legal test that provides too little," it is not hard to guess which way the case is going to go (the patent gets…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

PTAB Life Sciences Report - July 2017

About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Myriad Genetics, Inc. v. Johns Hopkins University - PTAB Petition: IPR2017-01102; filed March…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Health, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Chinese University of Hong Kong (Fed. Cir. 2017)

Detection of paternal cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) in maternal blood (the technology at issue in Ariosa v. Sequenom) was in a different incarnation the subject of an interference between professors at two universities; the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Samsung Electronics Co. v. Straight Path IP Group, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

In a nonprecedential decision, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in inter partes review proceedings which upheld the patentability of claims due to construction of the claim term "is…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

FDA Report: Agency Announces Expedited Review of Certain ANDAs

On June 27, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a press release stating how it would begin implementing its plan to increase competition for prescription drugs. This comes on the heels of FDA Commissioner Scott…more
 /  Health, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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