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Maryland board of pharmacy stages a limited retreat from its definition of “manufacturer” for licensing purposes
  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC
  • USA
  • July 7 2011

Any manufacturer or private label distributor that utilizes a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) can share horror stories about the year-end renewal of the Maryland distribution license.

Scope of patent invalidity assertion agreement does not broaden upon merger
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 30 2009

Addressing the impact on an acquiring company of an acquired company’s agreement not to challenge a third party’s patent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed in part an International Trade Commission (ITC) finding that Epistar Corporation (Epistar) infringed Philips Lumileds Lighting Company (Lumileds) patent.

Exclusive “field of use” patent licensees lack standing to sue alone
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2008

In October, the Federal Circuit held that a patent licensee to an exclusive “field of use” license has no standing to sue in its own name without joining the patentee.

Andrew Oliver
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

David Hamilton
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP