Serge Lapointe

Isolated Human Genes Still Patentable in the United States

On remand from the Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit released its second opinion in Assoc. Molecular Pathology (AMP) et al. v. Myriad Genetics. The Court was asked to…more

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Major Patent Law Changes In The United States

The so-called "patent reform" has been in the air for many years in the United States but, after nearly a decade of legislative efforts, it is now real. On September 16, 2011, President Barack Obama signed the "America Invents…more

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Monoclonal Antibodies Now Patentable in Canada Without Working Example

In a recently published decision, the Canadian Patent Appeal Board endorsed the principle established in other jurisdictions that in cases where an antigen is a novel polypeptide and has been fully characterized, a pioneering…more

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Deadline for the End of Swiss-type Claims as the EPO

"Swiss form" claims in patents are claims to the use of a known compound for preparing a medicament for a new therapeutic indication (i.e. second medical uses). They have been permissible at the EPO for many years but, the…more

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