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When a 3rd-Party Use is a 'Public' Use

The Federal Circuit’s May 20 decision in Dey LP v. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Case No. 2012-1428, provides a welcome clarification of the court’s “public use” law. The court explained that an alleged “public use” is...more

Clinical Trials as Potentially Invalidating Public Uses: Current Issues and Future Questions Under the Leahy-Smith America Invents...

Originally published in BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal on 09/28/2012. When is a clinical trial an invalidating public use of an invention? Courts have struggled with this question — one particularly...more

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