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Northern District of California: 101 Roundup

USA - May 20 2022 In April 2022, judges in the Northern District of California issued several interesting decisions on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility under 35 U.S.C…

Berkeley G. Fife, Chris Han

MoFo IP newsletter

European Union, United Kingdom, USA - November 28 2016 On October 6, 2016, the FDA issued a final rule implementing certain provisions of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act…

Paul Goldstein, Matthew M. D'Amore, David C. Doyle, Steve Keane, Joyce Liou, Alistair Maughan, Susan McLean, Dina Roumiantseva

European Patent Office finds plants and plant products patent-eligible

European Union - April 1 2015 On March 25, the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the European Patent Office (EPO) handed a victory to those seeking to protect plant inventions in…

Michael R. Ward

New Canadian law strengthens Plant Breeders' Rights

Canada - March 3 2015 On February 26, 2015, Canada amended its Plant Breeders' Rights Act to bring the country's laws into conformity with the 1991 Act of the Convention…

Michael R. Ward

Federal Circuit finds no public use in Delano Farms Co. et al. V. The California Table Grape Commission

USA - January 13 2015 Last week, the Federal Circuit affirmed a judgment by the Eastern District of California that two United States Plant Patents, PP16,229 and PP16,284…

Michael R. Ward