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Genentech’s Distribution of Prescribing Information to Physicians is Alleged to Infringe Method Patent

On January 31, 2014, Phigenix, Inc. (“Phigenix”) filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Georgia alleging that the sale and use of the drug Kadcyla by Genentech, Inc. (“Genentech”) infringed U.S. Patent No. 8,080,534B2,...more

U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Patentees Bear the Burden of Proof of Infringement in DJ Actions Brought by Licensee

A patentee bears the burden of proving infringement when a licensee seeks a declaratory judgment of non-infringement, the U.S. Supreme Court has held. The ruling reversed the Federal Circuit and clarified declaratory...more

How Trade Mark Defendants are Winning from MedImmune

In 2007, the US Supreme Court set a new test for declaratory judgment actions in MedImmune. Its decision continues to have a profound impact on trade mark cases, explain Bobby Ghajar and Carolyn Toto. One-Minute Read...more

News from Abroad: UK Court of Appeal Considers Sufficiency

The Court of Appeal recently heard a case relating to Genentech's patent, which claimed the use of human vascular endothelial growth factor (hVEGF) antagonists for the treatment of non-cancerous diseases which are...more

U.S. Supreme Court to Review Burden of Proof to Apply in Patent Licensee Challenges

In 2007, the United States Supreme Court ruled that patent licensees could challenge their obligation to pay patent license royalties under a license agreement without first breaching the license agreement by halting royalty...more

Patent Watch: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH v. Genentech, Inc.

On May 10, 2013, in Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH v. Genentech, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Rader, Dyk, Reyna*) affirmed the district court's denial of Genentech's motion to enjoin Sanofi from...more

Federal Circuit Refuses To Enjoin International Arbitration Of Patent Claims

Just after I posted about the awesome power of federal courts to enjoin other cases, the Federal Circuit reminds us the power is not absolute....more

Court Report - May 12, 2013

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Genentech, Inc. et al. 3:13-cv-02045; filed May 3, 2013 in the Northern District of...more

Court Report -- March 03, 2013

In This Issue: Eli Lilly and Company et al. v. Genentech, Inc. et al.; Depomed Inc. v. Watson Laboratories Inc. - Florida et al.; Eli Lilly and Company v. Accord Healthcare Inc., USA; Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al....more

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