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HTMLDistrict Court Finds Genetic Technologies Patent Invalid Under 101 on Motion to Dismiss
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
Judge Stark of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware granted defendants’ motion to dismiss Genetic Technologies, Ltd.’s patent infringement suit with regard to claim 1 of U.S. Patent 5,612,179 on the basis that the claimed sequence analysis method is invalid under 35 USC...

 

HTMLA Peek at the 60 Minutes GenePeeks Patents
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014
On October 26, 2014, 60 Minutes aired a story called “Breeding Out Disease” that included a segment about GenePeeks, a company that uses genetic information from prospective parents to make thousands of “digital babies” and ”calculate the risk of two people conceiving...

 

HTMLFederal Circuit Judges Disagree on Use of Post Filing Date Evidence of Nonobviousness
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 30, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014
On October 20, 2014, the Federal Circuit issued an order denying the petition for rehearing or rehearing en banc filed in Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA, Inc. While the order itself may not be surprising, with two opinions concurring in the denial and two dissenting, it is...

 

HTMLFinally Facing First Inventor to File Issues
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 15, 2014
It has been over three years since the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act was signed into law by President Obama, and just over eighteen months since the effective date of the first-inventor-to-file changes to 35 USC § 102. While those changes were a hot topic in March of 2013, it is only over...

 

HTMLFederal Circuit Jurisdiction Over Patent Contract Disputes
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 15, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
In a precedential order issued in Jang v. Boston Scientific Corp., the Federal Circuit held that it has jurisdiction over the parties’ patent-related contract dispute under Gunn v. Minton even though the patents at issue have been invalidated. Despite having found Federal Circuit...

 

HTMLFederal Circuit Hears Arguments in Other Myriad Gene Patents Case
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 13, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
On October 6, 2014, the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments in a case involving the claims of the Myriad gene patents that were not invalidated by the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision. The Federal Circuit is reviewing the district court’s denial of Myriad’s motion for a preliminary...

 

HTMLFederal Circuit Upholds Inequitable Conduct Post Therasense For Withheld Information
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 7, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
In American Calcar, Inc. v. American Honda Motor Co., the Federal Circuit upheld the district court’s finding that three Calcar patents are unenforceable due to inequitable conduct. Both courts reached this decision of inequitable conduct post Therasense despite the fact that the validity of...

 

HTMLFederal Circuit Applies "Searching Review" of Stay Pending CBM Proceeding
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 30, 2014, previously published on September
In Benefit Funding Systems, LLC v. Advance America Cash Advance Centers, Inc., the Federal Circuit upheld the district court’s decision to stay patent infringement litigation while the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) conducts a Covered Business Method (CBM) review of the patent at...

 

HTMLUpdate on Mayo Myriad Patent Eligibility From USPTO BCP Partnership Meeting
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
On September 17, 2015, the USPTO held the first “bicoastal” Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership meeting, with live participation from the USPTO’s main campus in Alexandria, VA and from San Jose University in San Jose, CA. The last item on the agenda was a...

 

HTMLCourt Finds Patent Indefiniteness In Unobtrusive Claims
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
In Interval Licensing LLC v. AOL, Inc., the Federal Circuit applied the test for patent indefiniteness set forth in the recent Supreme Court decision in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, and found that claims reciting an “unobtrusive” display were invalid. In so doing, the Federal...

 


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