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Reclaiming Their Time: Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) and Patent Term Extension (PTE) Post Supernus, Novartis I, and Novartis II

European Union, USA - July 18 2019 Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) and Patent Term Extension (PTE) compensate a patent applicant for delays that occur during patent prosecution. PTA…

Adriana L. Burgy, Charles E. Van Horn, Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis, Nishi A. Tavernier

It All Starts with Inventorship

USA - February 5 2021 “Whoever invents or discovers . . . .” That’s how 35 U.S.C. §101 kicks off U.S. patent law. Inventing involves three stages: (1) conception, (2)…

Adriana L. Burgy, Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis, Amanda K. Murphy

None of Us Saw Them Stop the PTA Giveaway

USA - September 17 2021 The District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted Acting PTO Director Hirshfeld’s motion for summary judgment. The PTO correctly…

A. Sasha Hoyt, Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis

District court finds patent covering Cephalon’s wakefulness improving drug Nuvigil®, valid in ANDA litigation

USA - April 4 2018 The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware ruled in favor of Finnegan clients Cephalon Inc., Cephalon France, and Teva Santé SAS, finding…

Danielle A. Duszczyszyn, Charles E. Lipsey, Mark J. Feldstein, Ph.D.

Where Are All the PGRs?

USA - December 6 2019 The America Invents Act (“AIA”), signed into law on September 16, 2011, created two types of post-grant proceedings: inter partes reviews (IPRs) and…

Joshua L. Goldberg, Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis, Gracie K. Mills, Mark J. Feldstein, Ph.D.