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Senate Debates Historic Patent Reform Act By Lauren Henry – Edited by Jad Mills S. 23: Patent Reform Act of 2011 Bill The Senate is currently debating the Patent Reform Act of 2011, also known as the Invent America Act (“the Act”).  If passed, the Act would be the first major reform to the patent system in over fifty years. The Act is co-sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Ut, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 12 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District Court Holds Unconstiutional Qui Tam Provisions of False Marking Statute By Nathan Lovejoy – Edited by Chinh Vo Unique Prod. Solutions, Ltd. v. Hy-Grade Valve, Inc., No. 5:10-CV-1912 (N.D. Ohio Feb. 23, 2011) Slip opinion hosted by Inventive Step The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted defendant Hy-Grade’s motion to dismiss on the grounds that the qui tam provision of the Patent Act’s False Marking statute, 35 U.S.C. § 292, is unconstitutional. The district court held ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 6 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Vivian Tao Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in HIV Test Patent Dispute Mercury News reports that oral arguments in the Supreme Court began this week over whether a Stanford University researcher’s patent on an HIV test belongs to Stanford or pharmaceutical company Roche. Researcher Mark Holodniy developed the test while he was employed as a professor at the Stanford School of Medicine. The dispute centers around whether he could transfer Stanford’s patent rights while working as a visiting researcher at Cetus laboratories, ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 6 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Throws out $1.67 Billion Jury Verdict for Lack of Written Description Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc. v. Abbott Lab., No. 2010-1144 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 23, 2011) By Katie Booth – Edited by Chinh Vo Slip Opinion The Federal Circuit recently ruled that a district court erred when it declined to grant the motion of defendant Abbott Laboratories (“Abbott”) for JMOL that the plaintiff’s asserted patent claims were invalid. In so holding, the court set aside a jury verdict of ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 3 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Following Bilski, court upholds validity of patents that meet a “meaningful limits” test By Irina Oberman – Edited by Avis Bohlen H&R Block Tax Services, Inc. v. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Inc., No. 608cv37 (E.D. Tex. Feb. 2, 2011) Slip Opinion hosted by 271 Patent Blog Magistrate Judge Love, sitting in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, reconsidered a previous Report and Recommendation in this case, which recommended invalidating two of the plaintiff’s three asserted ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 20 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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