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HTMLFirst Post Grant Review Petition Shows That Amending Claims Is Not Child's Play
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 11, 2014
The first Post Grant Review petition visible to the public was filed August 5, 2014, against U.S. Patent 8,684,420. The patent was granted from an application filed July 26, 2013, but claims priority through a series of continuation applications to an application filed September 8, 2011, and to a...

 

HTMLFederal Circuit Finds That FDA Citizen Petition Could Give Rise to Antitrust Liability
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014
In Tyco Healthcare Group LP v. Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., the Federal Circuit remanded-in-part for the district court to determine whether Tyco’s citizen petition to the FDA gave rise to antitrust liability. Judge Newman wrote a dissenting opinion warning against the chilling effect...

 

HTMLVisiting the USPTO Without a REAL ID
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
As announced on the “USPTO Locations” page of its website, the USPTO has implemented a new policy for members of the public visiting the USPTO relating to the REAL ID Act. Under the REAL ID Act, the USPTO may no longer accept driver’s licenses from certain states and instead will...

 

HTMLEvolving Healthcare Trends & Patents: Charting a Safe Course for Personalized Medicine
Stephen B. Maebius; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
Rapid changes resulting from personalized medicine, including the ability to use individual patient biomarker data to generate a tailored treatment, are transforming healthcare. New business structures are evolving in the healthcare marketplace to meet the need for integrating diagnostic data to...

 

HTMLCommission Tightens Rules of Exemption Under the EU De Minimis Safe Harbor
Howard W. Fogt, Sophie Lignier, Alan D. Rutenberg; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
On June 25, 2014, the European Commission (Commission) adopted revised rules on agreements of minor importance which do not appreciably restrict competition (the so-called “De Minimis Notice”) and providing a safe harbor from the general EU prohibition on anti-competitive agreements...

 

HTMLComments on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance Due by July 31
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014
This week brings the July 31, 2014 deadline for submitting written comments on two USPTO patent subject matter eligibility guidance documents: The “Myriad-Mayo” Guidance issued March 4, 2014 (for claims involving laws of nature, natural phenomena, and natural products) and the...

 

HTMLThe USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance TRIPS Over Treaty Requirements
Simon J. Elliott; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2014, previously published on July 30, 2014
The “Myriad-Mayo” patent subject matter eligibility guidance issued March 4, 2014 reflects the USPTO’s interpretation of Supreme Court cases interpreting and applying 35 USC § 101 to claims involving laws of nature, natural phenomena, and natural products, but the USPTO...

 

HTMLU.S. Department of Commerce Announces New Antidumping Duties on Solar Panels from China and Taiwan
Jeffery R. Atkin, Justus J. Britt, Robert H. Huey; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 26, 2014
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced today its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping (AD) investigations of certain crystalline silicon PV products imported from the People’s Republic of China (China) and Taiwan. In general, the DOC finds AD margins when a...

 

HTMLApproved H-1B? Get the Ball Rolling on Your Consular Application Now!
Alan Seagrave; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014
Getting an H-1B nonimmigrant visa for new employment with a private employer in the United States has become an obstacle course that now even requires winning a lottery. The process has become so complicated that H-1B beneficiaries lucky enough to find a bona fide offer of employment, win the visa...

 

HTMLHow Long Is Too Long (or Too Short) for Patent Application Pendency?
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014
The USPTO is requesting input on the “optimal” targets for its patent application pendency metrics. The USPTO’s current targets are 10 months to a first Office Action and 20 months to grant or abandonment. The USPTO wants to know if you think these targets too long, too short, or...

 


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