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Fractured Myriad Genetics ruling follows SCOTUS remand

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 30 2012

Ruling that one plaintiff had standing to seek a declaratory judgment as to the patent eligibility of certain genetic discoveries, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has once again reversed in part and affirmed in part a lower court’s determination that isolated DNA molecules and methods of comparing molecules to determine whether a patient’s genes have mutations that could cause breast and ovarian cancer were not patent eligible

Genetic technologies settles infringement suit over non-DNA coding technology

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2013

Genetic Technologies Ltd. (GTG) has reportedly settled a patent infringement lawsuit filed in late 2012 against PreventionGenetics. While the terms

Court denies Myriad’s request to enjoin sale of rival BRCA1BRCA2 tests

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2014

A federal court in Utah has denied the request for a preliminary injunc- tion filed by Myriad Genetics against a rival company that offered tests

EU Court of Justice Advocate General issues ruling on Stem Cell patentability

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 7 2014

In a non-binding ruling, Advocate General Cruz Villalón of the EU Court of Justice has determined that unfertilized human ova whose division

Researchers protest ECJ advocate general’s position on patenting stem cell technologies

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • May 5 2011

Viewing the issue as a matter of morality, the advocate general of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently delivered a non-binding ruling that would render unpatentable the cells removed from the human embryo at the blastocyst stage, because the removal involves the embryo's destruction

Federal Circuit reverses Patent Appeals Board on obviousness ruling and commercial success evidence

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2011

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences incorrectly rejected on obviousness grounds a patent claim involving physical and air shields to prevent the clogging of a nozzle to a Wurster coater, which sprays coating material onto pharmaceutical ingredients

Parties to gene patent dispute change course by seeking U.S. Supreme Court review

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 20 2011

After filing petitions for rehearing before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals panel that split over whether genetic discoveries can be patented, the parties have apparently changed course and indicated their intent to petition the U.S. Supreme Court for review

Federal Courts of Appeals conflict over validity of pay-for-delay deals

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2012

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in mid-July that found “any payment from a patent holder to a generic patent challenger who agrees to delay entry into the market must be treated by a factfinder as prima facie evidence of an unreasonable restraint of trade,” thus supporting the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) view that pay-for-delay deals that settle patent disputes between name-brand pharmaceutical companies and their generic drug competitors violate antitrust law

Federal Circuit says certain human genes may be patented

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2011

In a ruling likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, a divided Federal Circuit Court of Appeals panel has determined that genetic discoveries may, to a certain extent, be patented

SCOTUS sides with FTC in reverse payment deals

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 20 2013

A divided U.S. Supreme Court has determined that patent-infringement settlement agreements requiring the patentee to pay the claimed infringer