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Intellectual Property Watch

Rethinking Article III Standing In IPR Appeals At The Federal Circuit (US)
Intellectual Property Watch
RPX represents the latest in a series of decisions by the Federal Circuit misapplying the law of standing in the context of an appeal by a statutorily authorized petitioner in a post-issuance proceeding before the Patent Office, who meets the ...


IPWatchdog.com

USPTO issues guidance on patent eligibility of method of treatment claims in light of Vanda Pharmaceuticals
IPWatchdog.com
On June 7, 2018, the USPTO issued new guidance to its examining corps in the form of a memorandum discussing the Federal Circuit's April 13, 2018 decision in Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, 887 F.3d 1117 (Fed. Circ. 2018).


IPWatchdog.com

Federal Circuit Continues to Develop Patent Venue Law with Recent Trio of Decisions
IPWatchdog.com
The Federal Circuit issued a trio of decisions this month further clarifying the application of the patent venue statute in the post-TC Heartland era. The case specifics are: In re HTC Corporation, No. 2018-130 (May 9, 2018); In re ZTE (USA) Inc., No ...


Federal Circuit weighs validity of Allergan patent deal with tribe
Reuters
A federal appeals court on Monday appeared divided on whether a deal by which pharmaceutical company Allergan PLC transferred drug patents to a Native American tribe would shield them from administrative review. Before a packed courtroom, the U.S. ...

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Federal Circuit revives touchscreen patent infringement suit against Apple
Reuters
A federal appeals court on Friday reversed a win for Apple Inc in a lawsuit by a Texas-based company that claims the tech giant is infringing two of its patents on touchscreen technology. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated the ...


Federal Circuit affirms UCB BioPharma win on epilepsy drug patent
Reuters
A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the validity of UCB BioPharma's patent on epilepsy drug Vimpat, dashing the hopes of more than a dozen other drugmakers who sought to make generic versions before the patent expires in March 2022.

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IPWatchdog.com

Patent Office asks Federal Circuit to Allow Board to Reconsider Eligibility Rejections
IPWatchdog.com
On June 4, 2018, the Office filed an Unopposed Motion for Remand in In re: Allscripts Software, LLC, which similarly asks the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to vacate the decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and remand ...


JD Supra (press release)

Federal Circuit En Banc Denials Confirm Fact Issues Implicated by Patent-Eligibility Inquiry
JD Supra (press release)
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused rehearing en banc of two significant decisions regarding patent-eligibility under § 101 (Aatrix and Berkheimer) on May 31, with a majority of active judges on the court affirming that ...


IPWatchdog.com

Federal Circuit Reverses District Court's Invalidation of Patents Asserted Against Apple
IPWatchdog.com
On Friday, June 1st, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed down a precedential decision in Zeroclick, LLC v. Apple, Inc. which overturned an earlier decision by the district court judge who found asserted claims of two asserted patents ...


Federal Circuit Weighs Allergan's Patent Protection Deal With Indian Tribe
Inside Health Policy
Attorneys for both Allergan and Mylan faced pointed questions earlier this month from Federal Circuit judges, who are now tasked with deciding whether Allergan's sale of its drug patents to a Native American tribe can shield those patents from inter ...

 

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