Category Archives: Litigation Issues

“An Unusual Case” – Promega Corp. v. Life Technologies Corp.

I am going to try to summarize the Fed. Cir.’s holding and reasoning in Promega Corp. v. Life Tech Corp., Appeal No. 2013-1011 et al. (Fed. Cir., November 13, 2017), without burying you in the procedural details, but it won’t … Continue reading

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Exhausted by Exhaustion: Impression Products v. Lexmark

Please revisit Don Chisum’s and Janice Mueller’s comments on Impression Products v. Lexmark, No. 151189 (S. Ct. May 30, 2017), in which the Court held that a seller of a patented printer cartridge had exhausted its patent rights, so that … Continue reading

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Fed. Cir. in Helsinn v. Teva Declines Limiting the Requirements of the “On Sale” Bar

In Pfaff v. Wells Electronics, 525 US 55 (1988), the Supreme Court attempted to focus the factors invoking the on-sale bar of s.102, by holding that the claimed invention must both be the subject of a “commercial sale”(including offers for … Continue reading

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UCB v. Yeda R&D Co. – No “Safe Harbor” for Unamended Claims

UCB sued Yeda for a DJ of non-infringement of US Patent No. 6,090,923 [Appeal No. 2015-1957 (Fed. Cir. September 8, 2016)].The main claim in question was directed to “A monoclonal antibody which specifically binds a human cytotoxin [having X properties].” … Continue reading

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