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A Mixed Bag: Some Claims Found Unpatentable but Others Are Patentable

USA - November 15 2021 In Liquidia Technologies, Inc. v. United Therapeutics Corp., IPR2020-00770, Paper 45 (P.T.A.B. Oct. 8, 2021), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board…

Thomas L. Irving, Hira Javed, Stacy Lewis, Amanda K. Murphy, Jill K. MacAlpine, Ph.D..

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†, Jill K. MacAlpine, Ph.D., Mark J. Feldstein, Ph.D., Paul W. Browning Ph.D..

The Creative POSITA

USA - August 24 2021 In CR Bard v. Medline Indus., Nos. 20-1900, -1905, -1908, -1910 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 13, 2021) (unpublished), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit…

Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis, Amanda K. Murphy, Brooke M. Wilner.

If You Snooze, You Lose: Prosecution Laches as a Defense by the PTO

USA - August 6 2021 In Hyatt v. Hirshfeld, Nos. 998 F.3d 1347 (Fed. Cir. June 1, 2021), the Federal Circuit vacated the lower court’s decision with respect to the…

Thomas L. Irving, Kyu Yun Kim, Misook Kim, Stacy Lewis, Sumaia Tabassum.

Punctuation Pitfalls: Commas and Periods Kill Patents

USA - July 22 2021 A recent article, “The commas that cost companies millions”, highlighted the importance of using proper punctuation in contracts and laws. The…

Adriana L. Burgy, Thomas L. Irving, Kyu Yun Kim, Stacy Lewis, Candace Walther.