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Federal court upholds FTC rules on reporting certain pharma patent transfers

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 12 2014

Granting the agency's motion for summary judgment, a federal court in the District of Columbia has upheld the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's

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

Indian Supreme Court rules Novartis cancer drug change not patentable

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • India
  • -
  • April 4 2013

The Supreme Court of India has rejected the patent application filed by Novartis AG for a beta crystalline form of its cancer drug Gleevec, also

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

Court dismisses action to correct inventorship of two patents

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 19 2011

A federal court in Massachusetts has determined that genetic researchers could neither substitute themselves as the inventors of two patents nor correct the patents' inventorship to add their names under 35 U.S.C. 256, because they had not engaged in any collaborative efforts with the named inventors

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

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

CRS report focuses on pharmaceutical patent settlements

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2013

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) recently issued a report titled "Pharmaceutical Patent Settlements: Issues in Innovation and

Court finds no standing for Consumer Watchdog in stem cell patent appeal

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 12 2014

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected not-for-profit Consumer Watchdog's appeal of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO's

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