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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


Federal court upholds glaucoma drug patents and enjoins generics
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2011

A federal court in Texas has determined that four combination glaucoma drug patents held by Allergan Inc. were valid and that generic drug makers infringed the patents by seeking Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to sell their generic versions under an abbreviated new drug application


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


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


Myriad Genetics sues diagnostics company over BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2013

Just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court determined that naturally occurring human genes are not patent eligible and thus found certain Myriad


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


Myriad litigants seek rehearing, stalling case before Federal Circuit panel
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2011

Court watchers were reportedly surprised that both sides to litigation involving the patentability of genetic discoveries filed petitions for a rehearing before the divided Federal Circuit Court of Appeals panel that issued a ruling on the matter in July 2011


Patentability of medical treatment claims to be heard by U.S. Supreme Court
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that methods for determining the optimal dosage of thiopurine drugs used to treat gastrointestinal and non-gastrointestinal autoimmune diseases recite patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101


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