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USPTO Refusal to Accept Requests for Director Review of Institution Decisions Not an Appointments Clause Violation

USA - August 31 2022 In the most recent Federal Circuit decision addressing the topic of USPTO Director Review, the Federal Circuit held that the Director’s “delegation…

Amanda K. Murphy, Shannon M. Patrick

ANDA Specification Controls Infringement Analysis, Not Expert Testimony

USA - March 10 2022 In Exela Pharma Scis., LLC v. Eton Pharms., Inc., No. 20-cv-365 (D. Del. Feb. 8, 2022), the District Court for the District of Delaware granted…

Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis, Shannon M. Patrick, Jill K. MacAlpine, Ph.D., Paul W. Browning Ph.D., Melissa C. Santos, Ph.D.

A Letter in Response to a Request for Quotation Constitutes an Offer for Sale

USA - February 22 2022 In Junker v. Medical Components, Inc., No. 2021-1649 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 10, 2022), the Federal Circuit reversed the district court’s summary judgment of…

Elizabeth D. Ferrill, Christina Ji-Hye Yang

Supreme Court’s Arthrex Decision Creates More Review for Patent Owners — And More Questions

USA - February 18 2022 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s inter partes review procedure is a popular avenue for challenging the validity of a patent outside of…

Kathleen A. Daley, Angeline L. Premraj

Petitioner Estopped Due to Final Written Decisions in Parallel IPR Proceedings with Petitions Filed Simultaneously

USA - February 15 2022 In Intuitive Surgical, Inc. v. Ethicon LLC, No. 2020-1481 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 11, 2022), the Federal Circuit affirmed that Intuitive was estopped under §…

Joshua L. Goldberg