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Double the Trouble: Lack of Priority Opens the Door to Unpatentability in an IPR Proceeding

USA - July 11 2019 In an inter partes review (“IPR”) institution decision, Dr. Reddy’s Labs., S.A. V. Indivior UK Ltd., No. IPR2019-00329, Paper 21 (P.T.A.B. June 3…

Adriana L. Burgy, Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis, Sara A. Leiman, Ph.D., Trenton A. Ward, Li Zhang

When Is a Broken Record Not a Broken Record?

USA - July 11 2019 Indivior UK Limited (“Patent Owner”) owns U.S. Patent No. 9,687,454 B2 (“the ’454 patent”). The ’454 patent relates to “self-supporting film dosage…

Adriana L. Burgy, Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis, William Neer, Sara A. Leiman, Ph.D.

The Amazing Story of the Unsinkable Claim 8: How Many Lives Does a Patent Claim Have?

USA - July 11 2019 The Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (“PTAB”) determination in IPR2016-00204 that the challenged claims of U.S. Reissue…

Adriana L. Burgy, C. Collette Corser, Thomas L. Irving, Tyler B. Latcham, Stacy Lewis, Amanda K. Murphy, Alexander Newkirk, Antoinette E. Nibbs, Ph.D.

A tale of two supplemental examinations, Part II: surprising events when citing art that, but for a clerical error, would have been cited during original prosecution

USA - June 12 2019 Supplemental Examination has been in place for a few years now, (see Nyshadham, Burgy, Murphy, Lewis, and Irving, "AIA Supplemental Examination Nuts…

M. Paul Barker, Adriana L. Burgy, C. Collette Corser, Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis, Amanda K. Murphy, Sara A. Leiman, Ph.D., Melissa C. Santos, Ph.D., Trenton A. Ward

A Tale of Two Supplemental Examinations: Part 1: Unraveling Confusion

USA - June 6 2019 Supplemental Examination is a tool created by the America Invents Act (“AIA”) that, according to the legislative history, was designed to give patent…

M. Paul Barker, Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis, Sara A. Leiman, Ph.D., Melissa C. Santos, Ph.D., Trenton A. Ward