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Ex parte Kotanko (PTAB 2018)

In an interesting decision issued last year, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board reversed the final rejection of claims 1-5 and 9 in U.S. Application No. 12/959,017. The claims at issue had been rejected under 35 U.S.C. ยง 101...more

Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. v. Matal (Fed. Cir. 2018)

Last week, the Federal Circuit affirmed the grant of summary judgment by the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in favor of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with respect to the USPTO's determination of...more

In re Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2018)

Last week, the Federal Circuit affirmed the rejection by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board of claims 1-7 of U.S. Patent No. 6,284,471 as being unpatentable under the doctrine of...more

Top Four Stories of 2017

After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its 11th annual list of top patent stories. For 2017, we identified nineteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe...more

Top Stories of 2017: #5 to #9

After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its 11th annual list of top patent stories. For 2017, we identified nineteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe...more

Top Stories of 2017: #10 to #14

After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its 11th annual list of top patent stories. For 2017, we identified nineteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe...more

Top Stories of 2017: #15 to #19

After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its 11th annual list of top patent stories. For 2017, we identified nineteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe...more

Ni-Q, LLC v. Prolacta Bioscience, Inc. (D. Or. 2017)

Last week, in Ni-Q, LLC v. Prolacta Bioscience, Inc., District Judge Michael H. Simon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon denied a motion for judgment on the pleadings under Rule 12(c) of the Federal Rules...more

Suppes v. Katti (Fed. Cir. 2017)

Earlier this fall, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the District Court for the Western District of Missouri dismissing a complaint filed by Galen J. Suppes for lack of jurisdiction. In dismissing Mr. Suppes'...more

Eli Lilly and Company v. Perrigo Co. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

In an appeal decided last month, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the District Court for the Southern District of Indiana finding claim 20 of U.S. Patent No. 8,435,944 to be invalid as obvious. The panel also...more

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. v. Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Inc. (D. Del. 2017)

Last month, in Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. v. Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Inc., District Judge Richard G. Andrews of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware denied a motion to dismiss filed by...more

Bioquark Seeks to Reverse Brain Death

Last year, two biotech companies announced that they had received institutional review board (IRB) approval for a study focused on the clinical intervention of brain death in humans. The study, entitled "Non-randomized,...more

USPTO News Briefs - October 2017

USPTO Releases Beta Version of Citation List - In a Patent Alert e-mail distributed last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that it has released a beta version of the Citation List, as part of the Global...more

10/27/2017  /  Patents , QPIDS , USPTO

Nevro Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp. (N.D. Cal. 2017)

Duty to Disclose Does Not Include Duty to Respond to Examiner Confusion - Earlier this month, in Nevro Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp., District Judge Vince Chhabria of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...more

Natural Alternatives International, Inc. v. Allmax Nutrition, Inc. (S.D. Cal. 2017) -- Part II

Last month, we reported on a decision in Natural Alternatives International, Inc. v. Allmax Nutrition, Inc., in which District Judge Marilyn L. Huff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California denied a...more

Natural Alternatives International, Inc. v. Allmax Nutrition, Inc. (S.D. Cal. 2017)

Last month, in Natural Alternatives International, Inc. v. Allmax Nutrition, Inc., District Judge Marilyn L. Huff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California denied a Motion for Reconsideration filed by...more

Tinnus Enterprises, LLC v. Telebrands Corp. (E.D. Tex. 2017)

Last week, in Tinnus Enterprises, LLC v. Telebrands Corp., U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a report and recommendation ("Recommendation") on a Motion For...more

Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics, LLC (E.D. Va. 2017)

District Court Finds Method of Detecting Claim to Be Directed to Patent Ineligible Subject Matter - Earlier this month, in Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics, LLC, District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of...more

Athena Diagnostics, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC (D. Mass. 2017)

District Court Finds Diagnostic Claims to Be Directed to Patent Ineligible Subject Matter - Last week, in Athena Diagnostics, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC, District Judge Indira Talwani of the U.S. District...more

Enzo Biochem Inc. v. Applera Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

Last week, in Enzo Biochem Inc. v. Applera Corp., the Federal Circuit determined that the District Court for the District of Connecticut accurately interpreted the Federal Circuit's decision in Enzo Biochem, Inc. v. Applera...more

RWS Inovia Releases 2017 Report on Global Patent Trends

Patent services provider RWS inovia recently released its eighth annual report on global patent and IP trends. In compiling "The 2017 U.S. Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator," RWS inovia, which produces products for PCT...more

GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc. (D. Del. 2017)

District Court Overrules Defendants' Objections to Magistrate's Report on Lost Profits - Earlier this month, in GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark of the U.S....more

GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc. (D. Del. 2017)

District Court Overrules Defendants' Objections to Magistrate's Report on Lost Profits - Earlier this month, in GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark of the U.S....more

IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2016

Life Sciences Top 55 - Last week, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) announced the release of its 34th annual list of the top 300 organizations receiving U.S. patents (see "Top 300 Organizations Granted...more

6/15/2017  /  IPO , Patents , USPTO

Viveve, Inc. v. Thermigen, LLC (E.D. Tex. 2017)

District Court Denies Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Patent Eligible Subject Matter - Earlier this year, in Viveve, Inc. v. Thermigen, LLC, District Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District...more

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