Monthly Archives: May 2011

Therasense Makes Sense of Inequitable Conduct Defense

On May 25th, the Federal Circuit, sitting en banc, issued a decision reversing and remanded the district court’s holding that the patent-in-suit was invalid due to inequitable conduct. (A copy of the decision can be found at the end of … Continue reading

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AIPLA Chem Practice “Road Show” Back On Track

On June 23, 2011, the AIPLA Chemical Patent Practice Road Show will go on in Chicago, emphasizing prosecution and litigation strategies, in both patent drafting and opinion work. Apart from the expertise of the speakers, which is uniformly high, these … Continue reading

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Decision of the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal – Sexual Crossing and Selection of Plants is Not Patentable Even When Using DNA Markers

The following is a contribution from Verena Simpson PhD of Zacco Denmark A/S. G 0001/08 The core of the Decision 1. A non-microbiological process for the production of plants which contains or consists of the steps of sexually crossing the … Continue reading

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Patent Office Broadens “First Action Interview” Pilot Program

On May  17, 2011, the Patent Office issued a press release and guidelines that effectively permit applicants with pending applications in all art areas to request—and be granted– an interview with the Examiner prior to the first office action.  Of … Continue reading

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