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How New USPTO Guidance Fine-Tunes Fintiv Application

USA - July 14 2022 On June 22, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued guidance on an interim procedure for discretionary denials noting the “potential for…

Joshua L. Goldberg, Trenton A. Ward

Then You Didn’t See Them; Now You Do: Co-Inventors Added

USA - July 24 2020 Holding: In Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc. v. Ono Pharm. Co., Ltd., --F.3d-- (Fed. Cir. July 14, 2020), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal…

Stacy Lewis, Amanda K. Murphy, Jill K. MacAlpine, Ph.D., Ningling Wang

“Wherein” Clauses May Be Limiting

USA - September 10 2019 In Allergan Sales, LLC v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 2018-2207 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 29, 2019), the Federal Circuit held that the “wherein” clauses in Allergan’s…

Samhitha Muralidhar Medatia

Claim Amendment to Avoid Unrelated Prior Art Protein is Unrelated to Codon-Randomized Versions of Protein-at-Issue and Do Not Trigger Prosecution History Estoppel Under the Tangential Exception

USA - August 28 2019 In Ajinomoto Co. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, Nos. 2018-1590, 2018-1629 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 6, 2019), the Federal Circuit applied the tangential relation…

Samhitha Muralidhar Medatia

The Federal Circuit Adopts a Liberal, Notice-Based Interpretation of the Relation Back Doctrine Under Rule 15(c)

USA - August 26 2019 In Anza Technology, Inc. v. Mushkin Inc., No. 2019-1045 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 16, 2019), the Court assessed whether claims in an amended complaint could…