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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


U.S. Supreme Court issues ruling on patentability of human genes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court has determined that while human genes and the information they encode are not patent eligible, despite the effort required to


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


Medical treatment claims deemed patentable on reconsideration after Bilski
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2011

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed its earlier decision, rendered before Bilski v. Kappos, 130 S. Ct. 3218 (2010), was decided, and ruled that methods for determining the optimal dosage of thiopurine drugs used to treat gastrointestinal and non-gastrointestinal autoimmune diseases recite patentable subject matter under 101


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


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


EU Court of Justice Advocate General issues ruling on Stem Cell patentability
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • 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


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


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