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Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

CASES OF THE WEEK Indivior UK Ltd. v. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories S.A., Appeal Nos. 2020-2073, -2142 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 24, 2021) Our Case of the Week this week focuses on the...

Lack of Written-Description Support for Claimed Ranges Makes Parent Application Prior Art

INDIVIOR UK LIMITED v. DR. REDDY'S LABORATORIES S.A. Before Lourie, Linn, and Dyk.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Claims of a continuation...

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C R BARD INC. v. ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. Before Reyna, Schall, and Stoll.  Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Delaware... Read More »
Today, a divided Fed. Cir. panel reversed the district court’s decision invalidating the claim of two Illumina patents, U.S. Pat. Nos. 9,580,751 and 9,738,931... Read More »
The origin of the idea that natural phenomena, like the law of gravity, cannot be patented, even by their discoverer, is well-settled law. In Gottschalk v. Benson... Read More »
The Examiner in Appeal no. 2017-003416 (Mar. 1, 2019) had rejected this claim as directed to a natural product: “18. An in vitro culture comprising a... Read More »
Hikma Pharms. and West-Ward Pharms petition for cert. to reverse the Fed. Cir.’s decision in Vanda v. West-Ward that methods of medical treatment are... Read More »
A September 6th post by Dennis Crouch at PatentlyO (“A Mixture of Known Compounds is Unpatentable without a Transformation“) led me to a closer reading of ... Read More »
I will start out by recommending that you read all of MPEP 2106 – Patent Subject Matter Eligibility. I rarely admire PTO policy rules and guidelines, but this... Read More »
On January 25, a team at the Chinese Academy of Sciences published an online paper that will appear in Cell, 172, 1-7 (Feb. 8, 2018) reported the cloning of two... Read More »
According to the “Mayo/Alice” rule, if a claim is directed to a “natural phenomena” such as the relationship between the a drug’s... Read More »
Written by Damien Howard and Ronald J. Schoenbaum The Federal Circuit recently decided a patent subject-matter eligibility case relating to computer memory in... Read More »
In The Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics, the Fed. Cir. panel held that a claim to a diagnostic method for determining a test subject’s... Read More »
Written by Chang Lim and Michael L. Fuller Introduction On May 23, 2017, the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (“District... Read More »
Written by Damien Howard and Lincoln S. Essig In a non-precedential opinion, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s ruling that the claims at... Read More »
The ABA-IPL Section sent proposed amendments to PTO Director Lee intended to lessen the burden on patent applicants encountering the Mayo/Alice Rules for... Read More »
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