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District Court Applies Bilski to Deny Validity of Business Method Patent Claims By Evan Kubota – Edited by Caitlyn Ross Cybersource Corp. v. Retail Decisions, Inc. N.D. Cal., March 26, 2009, No. C. 04-03268 MHP Opinion On March 26, 2009, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted defendant Retail Decisions’ motion for summary judgment on the invalidity of two business method patent claims. The ruling invalidated the claims asserted in CyberSource Corp. U.S. Patent No. ... Read More...
Posted On Apr - 5 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Grants U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office Power to Limit Patent Applications By Sharona Hakimi – Edited by Caitlyn Ross Tafas v. Doll Federal Circuit, March 20, 2009, No. 2008-1352 Opinion On March 20th, the Federal Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part a decision by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in a suit that challenged rules proposed by the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO). Tafas, the plaintiff, contested the USPTO’s ... Read More...
Posted On Apr - 3 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Penalizes ICU Medical, Inc. and Counsel Paul Hastings for Frivolous Patent Infringement Suit By Jamie Wicks – Edited by Joshua Gruenspecht ICU Medical, Inc. v. Alaris Medical Systems, Inc. Federal Circuit, March 13, 2009, No. 2008-1077 Opinion On March 13th, the Federal Circuit unanimously affirmed the United States District Court for the Central District of California, which had granted summary judgment in favor of Alaris in a suit in which ICU claimed infringement of its patents for spiked ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 28 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Sarah Sorscher*, JD/MPH Candidate, Harvard Law School & Sara Crager, MD/PhD Candidate, Yale Editorial Policy Text of H.R. 1427 Summary Last week, Rep. Henry Waxman and several other representatives unveiled the latest version of a bill designed to lower the price of drugs by encouraging generic competition in biological products (“biologics”). Biologics are products derived from living processes and used to prevent, treat, or cure human illness. Most drugs, in contrast, are synthesized using chemical reactions.  Biologics include products such as vaccines, blood-derived products, antibodies, ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 19 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
In re Bilski Redefined? By Briahna Gray – Edited by Anthony Kammer In re Lewis Ferguson, Darryl Costin and Scott C. Harris Federal Circuit, March 6, 2009, Serial No. 09/387,823 Order On March 6, 2009, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences that a marketing paradigm for multiple independent software companies fashioned by Lewis Ferguson, Darryl Costin, and Scott C. Harris was not patentable under the U.S. Patent Act, 35 ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 15 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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