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Brexit Update - The United Kingdom Leaves the EU Today but “Nothing Has Changed”

European Union, United Kingdom - January 31 2020 As the United Kingdom (UK) leaves the European Union (EU) today (31 January 2020), an obvious question to ask is: “What is the effect on European…

Clare A. Cornell

The old/new test for determining patentability: claims must be "substantially different" from the judicial exceptions

USA - March 27 2014 It has been a rough year for the biotech industry at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In the past nine months, the USPTO has twice…

Spring update: more lessons learned from the new post-grant proceedings

USA - March 27 2014 The new post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), contesting the validity of issued patents, have been in effect…

Timothy P. McAnulty

Novartis v. Lee: a new method for calculating U.S. patent term adjustment

USA - February 10 2014 On January 15, 2014, the Federal Circuit issued its much-awaited decision in Novartis v. Lee, concerning the effect of a Request for Continued…

Elizabeth A. Doherty Ph.D.

IP5 PPH pilot program

China, European Union, Japan, South Korea, USA - January 31 2014 The five largest patent offices are the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Japanese Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Patent Office (KIPO)…