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About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Celltrion Healthcare Co. et al. v. Janssen Biotech, Inc. 1:14-cv-11613; filed March 31, 2014 in the District Court of...more

University of Pittsburgh v. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

The Federal Circuit used its decision that the District Court erred in certain of its claim construction determinations to reverse a jury award of greater than $100 million, but left intact large portions of the District...more

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About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. et al. v. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. et al. 1:14-cv-00387; filed March 26, 2014 in the...more

Court Report

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Apotex Inc. et al. 1:14-cv-00351; filed March 19, 2014 in the District Court of...more

IPR Update -- The First Biotech IPR Decisions

Earlier this month, on March 6, 2014, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("Board") issued three related inter partes review opinions, marking the first set of opinions related to either the Biotech or Pharmaceutical industry. ...more

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About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Cephalon Inc. v. Sun Pharma Global FZE et al. 1:14-cv-00333; filed March 14, 2014 in the District Court of...more

Court Report

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Eli Lilly and Company et al. v. Accord Healthcare Inc., USA et al. 1:14-cv-00389; filed March 12, 2014 in the Southern...more

Five Things You Should Know About the USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidelines

The new USPTO patent subject matter eligibility guidelines set forth a detailed analytical framework for evaluating whether claims satisfy the patent subject matter eligibility requirement of 35 USC § 101. If you are an...more

Amicus Briefs Urging Reversal Filed in Ariosa Inc v. Sequenom, Inc.

The San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (SDIPLA) is one of two groups that have filed an amicus curiae brief urging reversal of the District Court's summary judgment decision in Ariosa Inc v. Sequenom, Inc. (The...more

Court Report - March 02, 2014

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. v. Watson Laboratories Inc. et al. 1:14-cv-00268; filed February 27, 2014 in the...more

Court Report - February 23, 2014

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. AbbVie Inc. et al. v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. et al. 1:14-cv-00215; filed February 19, 2014 in the District Court of...more

Court Report - February 09, 2014

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. et al. v. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. et al. 1:14-cv-00157; filed February 5, 2014 in...more

Court Report - Part II: February 03, 2014

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. et al. v. Noven Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. 1:14-cv-00111; filed January 30, 2014 in the...more

Court Report - February 02, 2014

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Eli Lilly and Company v. Glenmark Generics Inc., USA. 1:14-cv-00104; filed January 23, 2013 in the Southern District of...more

More Q&A from Webinar on Top Patent Law Stories of 2013

On Tuesday, we presented a live webinar on the "Top Patent Law Stories of 2013." The webinar covered ten of the fourteen stories that made it onto Patent Docs seventh annual list of top biotech/pharma patent stories. Posts...more

Institut Pasteur v. Focarino (Fed. Cir. 2013)

Last month, the Federal Circuit dismissed an appeal by Institut Pasteur of a determination by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences affirming the rejection of claim 14 of U.S. Patent No. 7,309,605 in an inter partes...more

Court Report -- January 19, 2014

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Biosuccess Biotech Co. Ltd. v. Rich Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. 2:14-cv-00310; filed January 14, 2014 in the Central...more

Court Report - January 12, 2014

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Alcon Research Ltd. v. Micro Labs Ltd. et al. 1:14-cv-00014; filed January 9, 2014 in the District Court of...more

Institut Pasteur Obtains Reversal of USPTO Board Decision of Obviousness of Eukaryotic Site-Directed Mutagenesis Methods

In Institut Pasteur v. Focarino, the Federal Circuit found that the obviousness determination by the USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences was not supported by substantial evidence, and rested on an “erroneous...more

Court Report -- January 06, 2014

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Cephalon Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. 1:13-cv-02104; filed December 31, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware Cephalon...more

Top Three Stories of 2013

Reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its seventh annual list of top biotech/pharma patent stories. For 2013, we identified fourteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year...more

Top Stories of 2013: #7 to #10

Reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its seventh annual list of top biotech/pharma patent stories. For 2013, we identified fourteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year...more

Court Report -- December 22, 2013

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Alcon Research Ltd. v. Wockhardt Ltd. et al. 1:13-cv-02040; filed December 19, 2013 in the District Court of...more

Court Report -- December 15, 2013

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Pfizer Inc. et al. v. Hetero USA Inc. et al. 1:13-cv-02021; filed December 11, 2013 in the District Court of...more

United States BioPharma Patents - Quick Tips and News - Nov/Dec 2013

A. Three Tips for Overcoming U.S. Obviousness Rejections - 1) Argue no PFO first: Always argue down existence of an Examiner-asserted presumption of prima facie obviousness (PFO), before going on to second-step...more

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