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Withdrawal of bupropion hydrochloride extended-release 300 mg by Watson

October 16 2013 Based on data submitted by Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Watson") (recently merged with Actavis Inc. ("Actavis")), FDA announced last week that…

The Supreme Court’s Decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Has Taken a Heavy Toll on Patents for Computer-Related Inventions

February 16 2016 The patent statue broadly defines patent-eligible subject matter as "any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter" and…

A Balancing Act: Fair Use and Creative Content

July 24 2017 This article analyzes a trend in the entertainment field where a party wishing to use another’s intellectual property in a creative work will do so…

Physical attributes of generic tablets and capsules guidance issued by FDA

December 10 2013 On December 9, 2013, FDA issued a new draft guidance: Size, Shape, and Other Physical Attributes of Generic Tablets and Capules. FDA said that it…

After Several Unsuccessful Attempts by Apple, an Injunction Will Soon Prohibit Samsung from Infringing Apple Patents

February 5 2016 Years after Apple started a long-running patent battle against Samsung, an injunction will become…

Alice's Adventures in the PTO Wonderland...or, will the 2019 PEG Fill in the Rabbit Hole?

November 20 2019 Since the Supreme Court ruling in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International, 573 U.S. 208, 134 S.Ct. 2347 (2014), the Court of Appeals…

PTAB Judge Appointments Unconstitutional - Federal Circuit Remedial Declaration Reverberates

November 4 2019 On October 31, 2019, in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., the Federal Circuit (Judge Moore) held that PTAB Judges are…

PTAB Holds the Line on Parallel Petitions Challenging the Same Patent

September 16 2019 On July 16 2019, the PTAB issued a Trial Practice Guide Update (“Guidance”), where the practice of filing parallel petitions…

Supreme Court Bars Federal Agencies from Challenging Patents Under the AIA

August 5 2019 On June 10, 2019, the Supreme Court decided Return Mail, Inc. v. U.S. Postal Service, 139 S.Ct. 1853 (2019), a case that analyzes whether the Federal…

PTAB Guidance on Using Reissue and Reexamination to Amend Claims in AIA Trial Proceedings

April 29 2019 The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) has clarified that a reissue application or ex parte reexamination request may be filed…