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Decoding patent-eligibility of diagnostic methods
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2016

Figuring out whether an invention is patent-worthy has become a bit easier, thanks to the Federal Circuit’s clarifications in Genetic Technologies


Here, there, & everywhere: jurisdiction & venue in patent cases
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2016

Venue shopping can exert strong influence on patent suit success, causing litigants, courts, and legislatures to wrestle with boundaries. The Federal


Australian court finds human gene mutation to be patentable
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • September 11 2014

A full panel of the Federal Court of Australia has upheld its earlier ruling that an isolated but naturally occurring nucleic acid, BRCA1, can be


Violations of discovery orders result in default judgment, monetary sanctions, potential discipline
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2011

A federal court in Texas has imposed severe sanctions in a patent infringement lawsuit, due to repeated violations of its discovery orders and the creation of a fraudulent discovery-related document; a default judgment has been entered against the violator, and information about the document has been forwarded to alert the district’s chief judge “of the need to potentially take disciplinary measures” against counsel


SCOTUS hears arguments on patentability of human genes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) heard arguments on Monday specifically addressing whether "human genes are patentable." Ass'n for Molecular Pathology


Exhaustion doctrine applied to method patent
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2013

A divided Federal Circuit Court of Appeals panel has determined that a method patent holder that gave away 60 percent of the blood-glucose testing


Ambry Genetics countersues Myriad Genetics in genetic patent infringement suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2013

Responding to the patent infringement claims asserted against it by Myriad Genetics, Ambry Genetics Corp. denies that the 15 patents at issue were


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


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


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