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Hospira Finds Mixed Results in Instituting IPRs Against Genentech Patents for Herceptin®

USA - August 10 2017 Hospira (owned by Pfizer) filed five IPR petitions against Genentech patents that Genentech asserted were directed to Herpceptin® (trastuzumab). The…

Kerry S. Taylor, Ph.D..

PTAB Not Barred from Using Patent Owner Submissions as a Basis for Holding Claims Unpatentable

USA - May 23 2017 The Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the PTAB’s final written decision holding that claims directed to steel making methods were obvious in…

Benjamin Anger.

PTAB: No Estoppel Because A Skilled Searcher Could Not Have Found Company Brochures

USA - May 15 2017 In a Final Written Decision in Johns Manville Corp. v. Knauf Insulation, Inc., IPR2016-00130, Paper 35 (P.T.A.B. May 8, 2017), the PTAB found that…

Benjamin Anger.

PTAB Holds that Parties Cannot Contractually Alter Legal Effect of District Court Dismissal

USA - May 2 2017 In Superior Communications, Inc. v. Voltstar Technologies, Inc., IPR2017-00067, Paper 14 (P.T.A.B. Apr. 25, 2017), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board…

Scott Raevsky.

The PTAB Issues a Rare Grant of Request for Rehearing in View of Institution Decision Overlooking a Figure in Prior Art

USA - March 14 2017 The Patent Trial and Appeal Board granted a rare request for rehearing of its earlier decision denying institution of an asserted anticipation ground…

Kerry S. Taylor, Ph.D..