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Inventorship Claim in Disease Treatment Patent Dispute Survives Motion to Dismiss
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2018

Determining who qualifies as an inventor on a patent application requires careful attention to the facts surrounding each person’s contribution to


Give and Toke: Utah Reaches Compromise Agreement on Proposed Medical Marijuana Policy
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2018

With just under four weeks until Election Day, the push to legalize medical marijuana in Utah continues to progress. After years of failed efforts in


USPTO Says Overlapping Range In Prior Art Insufficient to Invalidate Method of Treatment Patent
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2018

Pharmaceutical patents frequently claim treatment methods that utilize a range of amounts or concentrations for the active ingredient or excipients


Post-Grant Proceedings as a Freedom-To-Operate Tool
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2017

While some may take it as a given that patent owners view America Invents Act post-grant proceedingsinter partes reviews and post-grant


Janssen Biologic Tremfya Secures FDA Approval Following Use of Priority Review Voucher
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • July 25 2017

On July 13, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Tremfya (guselkumab), a biologic manufactured by Janssen Biotech, for the treatment


House Takes Early Action on Noncontroversial Public Health Bills
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2017

Early in the new Congress, the House of Representatives has approved, without objection, the following bipartisan public health bills: H.R. 309, the


Addressing Zika’s Continued Threat to the Workplace
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • September 22 2016

The growing prevalence of the Zika virus in the United States has already presented a number of hurdles for employers striving to create a safe and


Biosimilar FDA Approvals on the Horizon As More States Enact Substitution Laws
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • August 30 2016

In a sign of growing scientific acceptance and understanding of the biosimilar regulatory pathway, FDA's Arthritis Advisory Committee (AAC) voted


Supporting Evidence, Not Counter-Punching, May Be Needed In An IPR
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2016

In IPR2015-01537, Momenta petitioned for IPR of claims 1-15 of U.S. Patent No. 8,476,239 owned by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) on grounds of


Long-chain fatty acids allegedly linked to autoimmune disease severity
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2015

An animal study has reportedly suggested that dietary long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs) can increase the severity of chronic-inflammatory diseases such