Monthly Archives: August 2009

David Kappos Confirmed as PTO Director

Just minutes ago, the US Senate confirmed David Kappos as the new Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent & Trademark Office. On behalf of the leadership of AIPLA, I would like to … Continue reading

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GENERICS (UK) LTD V DAIICHI PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD – ENANTIOMER OF A KNOWN COMPOUND HELD PATENTABLE BY UK COURT OF APPEAL

By Paul Cole The present dispute concerned the patentability of the enantiomeric quinoline antibiotic levofloxacin covered by Daiichi’s expired EP (UK) 0206283 and by a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) based on it. The racemic compound ofloxacin was known, and the … Continue reading

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