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Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA | USA | 15 Aug 2014

Recent grants in electronic commerce technology group provide evidence that at least “technical inventions” still pass muster under Alice

In a recent post Dennis Crouch has provided two charts showing the grant rate of patents filed between 2003 and 2010, divided by technology area. See…
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Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA | USA | 9 Aug 2014

FDA’s new biosimilars guidance has sponsors provide information to win reference product exclusivity; liberal criteria opens the door to more exclusivities being awarded

On August 5, 2014, FDA announced the availability of its most recent biosimilars guidance entitled, "Reference Product Exclusivity for Biological…
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Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA | USA | 7 Aug 2014

Fed. Cir.: antitrust issues can arise from Hatch-Waxman litigation

In Tyco Healthcare Group v. Mutual Pharm. Co., App. No. 13-1386 (Fed. Cir. August 6, 2014), a divided panel of the court reversed a district court's…
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Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA | USA | 4 Aug 2014

Ignorance is bliss – for Teva

I did not pay much attention to the fairly recent panel decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Teva Pharma. USA, 757 F.3d 967 (Fed. Cir. 2014). It…
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Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA | USA | 31 Jul 2014

USPTO trips over Myriad-Mayo Guidance

The above UK-based European Practitioners have today filed comments at the USPTO arguing that the USPTO's Myriad-Mayo Guidance is inconsistent with…
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Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA | USA | 17 Jul 2014

Experian Marketing Solutions, Inc. v. RPost Communications Ltd. – PTAB finds electronic messaging a “technological invention” outside ambit of covered business method review

In Experian Marketing Solutions, Inc. v. RPost Communications Ltd., Case CBM2014-00010 (June 19, 2014), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied a…
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Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA | USA | 17 Jul 2014

Digitech Image Technologies, LLC v. Electronics For Imaging, Inc. — data structures per se not patentable

In Digitech Image Technologies, LLC v. Electronics For Imaging, Inc., Case No. 13-1600 (Fed. Cir. July 14, 2014), the Federal Circuit affirmed a…
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Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA | Canada, USA | 7 Jul 2014

Abbvie v. Janssen Biotech –written description requirement road map

The recent decision in Abbvie Deutschland v. Janssen Biotech and Centorcor Biologics, App. No. 2013-1338, -1346 (Fed. Cir. , July 1, 2014) deserves…
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Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA | USA | 2 Jul 2014

More questions than answers from the PTO

At the recent BIO International Convention, Deputy Commissioner Andrew Hirschfeld (who chaired the May PTO s.101 Forum) presented seven "Sample…
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Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA | USA | 25 Jun 2014

Drafting software patent applications to meet section 101 after the Alice decision

In Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, et al, handed down on June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held the Alice claims invalid…
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