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Federal Circuit applies patent issuance date to laches claim in inventorship correction suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2012

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a claim for correction of inventorship under 35 U.S.C. 256 accrues when the patent issues and not when the allegedly omitted inventors purportedly knew or should have known that they were not named inventors on the patent application


U.S. Supreme Court to consider just one question in Myriad Genetics
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the patentability of human genes and limited its grant of certiorari to the question “Are human genes patentable?”


Myriad Genetics brings new BRCA1BRCA2 infringement suits
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2013

Myriad Genetics now reportedly has six pending infringement lawsuits involving its BRCA1 and BRCA2 patents, with Invitae Corp. and Laboratory Corp


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


Vascular graft patent dispute heads to SCOTUS for review of heightened willful infringement standard
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2012

Medical supply manufacturer W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. has filed a petition before the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of a Federal Circuit ruling remanding to the district court a long-running patent-infringement dispute over a prosthetic vascular graft, with instructions to reconsider its denial of W.L. Gore’s motion for judgment as a matter of law of no willful infringement


Federal Circuit’s patent infringement ruling conflicts with USPTO re-examination on validity
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2012

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a request for an en banc rehearing by a medical-device patent holder which argued that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) Board of Patent Appeals had effectively nullified a previous Federal Circuit decision on the validity of its patent


Court dismisses French company from suit seeking correction of patent inventorship
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2011

A federal court in the District of Columbia has dismissed patent-related litigation against a French drug company for lack of personal jurisdiction


Federal Circuit explores when litigation is “reasonably foreseeable” for spoliation purposes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2011

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has issued rulings in companion patent-infringement cases involving the alleged spoliation of documents; at issue was a determination as to when litigation is "reasonably foreseeable," thus triggering a document-preservation duty


Despite public patent application, trade secrets claims can proceed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2011

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently determined that the owner of trade secrets relating to a meat-packing method can pursue misappropriation claims even though some of those secrets were previously published in a patent application


Farmers and seed companies ask court to declare Monsanto GE seed patents invalid
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2011

A coalition of more than 50 trade organizations, seed businesses, farms, and farmers has filed a lawsuit in a federal court in New York, to stop Monsanto Co. from enforcing its genetically engineered (GE) seed patents against farmers whose fields become contaminated with the GE seeds