Monthly Archives: December 2009

You Say Tomato . . . I Say Tah-mah-to . . . Hewlett-Packard Company v. Acceleron LLC

Authored by Ronald J Schutz of Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi LLP The Federal Circuit says: “declaratory judgment jurisdiction,” even if the patent holder’s notice letter waltzes around buy cialis online uk phrases like “infringement” or “assertion.” In Hewlett-Packard Company … Continue reading

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TOP BIOTECH STORIES OF 2009 – DON'T FORGET STEM CELL RESEARCH

The lists of the top pharma/biotech stories for 2009 that I have been seeing online focus mostly on the rise of biosimilars, the spate of mergers and the plurality of Hatch-Waxman litigations that have grabbed the headlines almost daily, along … Continue reading

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Recent EPC rule changes restrict filing of Divisional Applications

Attached is an article by Malcolm Lawrence of HLBBshaw, Epping, UK 1. Background On 25th March 2009, the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation issued decision CA/D 2/09 which introduces stricter requirements regarding the filing of divisional applications. These … Continue reading

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PTO Launches Pilot Program to Speed Patenting Green Technologies

On December 8th, the Patent Office implemented a pilot program in which an applicant may have an unexamined application filed before December 8, 2009 made special upon a showing that the putative patent would “materially enhance the quality of the … Continue reading

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