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Board of Patent Appeals affirms rejection of Pfizer’s broadest patent claim to Viagra By Abby Lauer – Edited by Frank Sabatini Ex parte Pfizer, Inc., Appeal 2009-004106 (B.P.A.I. Feb. 12, 2010). Slip Opinion On February 12, the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences affirmed a Patent Examiner’s rejection of claim 24 of Pfizer’s patent on the erectile dysfunction (ED) drug Viagra. The Board held that claim 24 of the patent was anticipated in the prior art by descriptions of the ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 24 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Kassity Liu India’s Stringent Patentability Standards Cause Corporate Dissatisfaction On February 12, the WSJ Law Blog reported that India’s standards for patentability may be leading to a lack of significant patent protection for important pharmaceutical drugs. Before 2005, India offered patent protection to processes for making pharmaceutical drugs, but no protection to the products themselves. After the patent system was extended to cover the products, a large number of multinational drug companies began to market their products in India. ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 15 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Affirms Infringement but Reverses Findings of Damages in Software Patent Case By Andrew Segna – Edited by Gary Pong ResQNet.com, Inc. v. Lansa, Inc., No. 2009-1030 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 5, 2010) Slip Opinion The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in a per curiam decision, affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded for further proceedings a patent infringement decision made by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 12 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Tyler Lacey Australian State Backpedals on Anonymous Online Political Speech Ban On February 2, Ars Technica reported that following a harsh public reaction, South Australia’s Attorney General Michael Atkinson has pledged to repeal a recently enacted law that banned anonymous online political speech. The new law is particularly controversial because it applies specifically to bloggers and online commentators, but not to online newspapers or magazines. Atkinson noted that “the blogging generation believes that the law supported by all [Members ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 4 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Reverses and Remands District Court Ruling in Obviousness-type Double Patenting Case By Kassity Liu – Edited by Joey Seiler Boehringer Ingelheim Int’l. v. Barr Laboratories, Inc., No. 2009-1032 (Fed. Cir. 2010). Opinion The Federal Circuit reversed and remanded the District Court for the District of Delaware, which had ruled that U.S. Patent No. 4,866,812, owned by the appellant Boehringer, was invalid because Boehringer’s terminal disclaimer did not overcome obviousness-type double patenting with respect to an earlier expired patent, ... Read More...
Posted On Jan - 31 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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