Clinical Trials Public Use

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Federal Circuit Clarifies Standards for a Clinical Trial to Be Public Use

In 2007, Dey L.P., Dey Inc., and their parent company Mylan, Inc. (collectively, "Dey") sued Sunovion Pharmaceutical, Inc. ("Sunovion"; formerly known as Sepracor, Inc.) for infringement of five of Dey's patents....more

Federal Circuit Holds That Third Party Clinical Trial May Not Constitute Public Use

In Dey, L.P. v. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the Federal Circuit vacated the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Sunovion, and remanded for further consideration of whether Sunovion’s clinical trial...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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