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McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Meanwhile . . . ToolGen Files Substantive Motion No. 1 in Interference with CVC

Lest we forget, there are two other interferences proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, one of which (Interference No. 106,127) names ToolGen as Senior Party and as Junior Party the University of...more

Jones Day

Interference Estoppel Precludes All Arguments That Could Have Been Raised

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This blog has previously discussed the effect of several different types of estoppel.  See, e.g., Estoppel Estopped for Remanded Claims, Reminder: Estoppel May Not Preclude Prior-Art Systems, and PGR Estoppel Applies to...more

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Not a Cowboy Claim Construction, University of Wyoming’s Patent Adequately Defined Claim Term

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CHEVRON U.S.A. INC. v. UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING RESEARCH - Before Newman, Lourie, and Schall. Appeal from Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Intrinsic evidence is sufficient support for claim construction in an...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

PTAB Hears Oral Argument on Motions in Interference No. 106,115

On Monday, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) heard oral argument (remotely) from Senior Party the Broad Institute (and its partners as Senior Party, Harvard University and MIT) and Junior Party the University of...more

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Applicability of the Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Many leases for commercial property contain an express covenant of “quiet enjoyment,” which typically provides that the property owner may not interfere with the tenant’s use and occupancy of the property so long as the...more

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UC v. Broad Institute: No Interference-In-Fact in CRISPR Genome Editing Applications

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Federal Circuit Summary - On September 10, 2018, the Federal Circuit decided Regents of the University of California v. Broad Institute, Inc., affirming the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)’s determination of no...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. v. Renesas Electronics America, Inc., Appeal Nos. 2016-2121, -2208, -2235 (Fed. Cir. 2018)?- In an appeal from a jury trial, the Federal Circuit addressed numerous issues...more

Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.

Lack of Enablement in Provisional Application Results in Loss of Priority

In Storer v. Clark, [2015-1802] (June 21, 2017) the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision awarding priority in an interference to Clark, on the grounds that Storer’s provisional application did...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

PTAB Terminates Interference Involving Revolutionary Gene Modification Technology

On February 15, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) terminated a patent interference between the Broad Institute and the University of California, finding the parties’ respective claims to CRISPR-Cas9 systems and...more

Proskauer - Minding Your Business

Recent Decisions Clarify (Un)Enforceability of Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements

Companies looking to waive class action rights of employees may instead be waving goodbye to provisions in their employment contracts. Two recent decisions in California—one administrative and one in the 9th Circuit—recently...more

Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.

If You Can’t Say Something Nice . . .

In Bamberg v. Dalvey, [2015-1548] (March 9, 2016), the Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB’s decision in an appeal from a consolidated interference proceeding refusing to allow the claims of four patent applications because the...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

CRISPR Interference Motions Set

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has made its decision regarding the motions each party will be able to bring in Interference No. 108,048 between the Broad Institute and the University of California ("University") over...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

CRISPR Interference Declared

CRISPR (an acronym for Clustered Regularly lnterspaced Short Palindromic Repeats), which is part of a system for altering chromosomal sequences in situ in a cell in combination with a bacterially derived protein called Cas9,...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

PTAB Declares Interference for Groundbreaking Gene-Editing Technology

Earlier this week, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) set the stage for what is expected to be an epic battle over who owns the intellectual property rights to “the biggest biotech discovery of the century.” On January...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Interference Statute Does Not Require Diligence For Re-Presenting Claims

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In In re: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, the Federal Circuit held that pre-AIA 35 USC §135(b)(1) does not embody a diligence requirement, such that interfering claims presented more than 5 years...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Construction Law Advisory - October 2015

The Massachusetts Attorney General is taking action to ensure that general contractors working on public construction are complying with state requirements to use DBE/MBE subcontractors. In August 2015, the Attorney...more

Morris James LLP

Equitable Conduct Affirmative Defense Is Stricken

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The court finds that defendants’ inequitable conduct defense is not plausible since it is based solely on plaintiff’s failure to disclose information related to the Interference. The court finds that the BPAI terminated the...more

McDermott Will & Emery

District Courts Have No Jurisdiction to Review Board Decision for Interferences Declared after September 15, 2012 - Biogen MA,...

Addressing the impact of the America Invents Act (AIA) on judicial review of interference proceedings, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit confirmed that a district court may not review Patent Trial and Appeal...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Biogen MA, Inc. v. Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (Fed. Cir. 2015)

The Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C. § 146 pursuant to changes in the statute provided by the...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Proof of Conception of Invention Is Not Confined to Any Formula - Sanofi-Aventis v Pfizer Inc.

Analyzing whether proof of conception of a DNA segment invention required a showing of the entire polynucleotide sequence, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the Board of Patent Appeals and...more

King & Spalding

The Five Ps of Patent Reform: What You Need to Know About the Patent Litigation Reform Legislation Moving Through Congress

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The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was passed by Congress and enacted into law on September 16, 2011. Named for its lead sponsors, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), the Act changed the U.S. patent...more

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Federal Circuit Holds Full Sequence Not Required for Invention of DNA

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In Sanofi-Aventis v. Pfizer, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the USPTO’s determination that Pfizer had proven an earlier date of invention of the DNA sequence at issue, even though it did not have the full, correct...more

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Patent Watch: In Re Morsa

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On April 5, 2013, in In re Morsa, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Rader, Lourie, O'Malley*) affirmed-in-part, vacated-in-part and remanded the USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences decision...more

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Pinpointing Invention Conception Date in a Patent Interference

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In Dawson v. Dawson, the Federal Circuit considered an unusual case with a question that often arises in interferences: when did the inventor invent the subject matter at issue. While the decision does not break new ground in...more

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Patent Watch: In re Hubbell

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On March 7, 2013, in In re Hubbell, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Newman, O'Malley* Wallach) affirmed the USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences decision upholding the patent examiner's rejection...more

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