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Federal Circuit Crystallizes BMS’ Apixaban District Court Win

USA - September 27 2021 In BMS v. Sigmapharm Labs. LLC., --F.3d __ (Fed. Cir. Sept. 3, 2021) the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court decision holding the asserted…

Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis†, Mark J. Feldstein, Ph.D., Paul W. Browning Ph.D., Melissa C. Santos, Ph.D.

A Look at AIA § 3(n)(2): Part Two of a Two-Part Series on AIA § 3(n) Effective Filing Date Provisions

USA - September 24 2021 Interpreting the language of the America Invents Act (AIA) remains an exciting challenge. The effective date provisions of the AIA transition…

M. Paul Barker, Michele C. Bosch, 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

Key Insights from the PTAB’s Updated Orange Book and Biologic Patent Study

USA - August 30 2021 “Institution rates for Orange Book patents and biologic patents are slightly lower than overall institution rates, with biologic patents faring…

Kassandra M. Officer, Andrew E. Renison

Pay the (PTO) Piper: Correct Erroneously Underpaid Maintenance Fees to Avoid Inequitable Conduct Challenges

USA - August 27 2021 In the context of a district court litigation, a U.S. patent must be valid and enforceable or any potential reward for the Patent Owner will be moot…

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