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Ariosa Diagnostics v. Sequenom: Another One Bites The Dust

In Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXUS 156554, the U.S. District Ct. for N.D. Cal., granted summary judgment to Ariosa that the claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,258,540 were invalid as directed to patent-ineligible natural phenomena … Continue reading

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AUTM Eastern Regional Meeting Panel to Address Patentability Challenges

Warren Woessner will be joined by two other well-known patent attorneys,  Rodney Sparks of the University of Virginia Patent Foundation and Hans Sauer of BIO, in Philadelphia on September 13th. The panel will try to update the status of the major … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Declines To Review “New And Improved” Written Description Requirement

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court denied Centocor’s (now “Janssen”) petition for cert. and so let stand a ruling that Centocor’s patents on humanized monoclonal antibodies (covering Abbott’s Humira) are invalid for failure to meet the written description requirement (WDR) of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Patents4Life – We Are 2!

Now some of them are not yet carved in judicial stone, being at various stages of appeal, but the sum of KSR,  Bilski (well, I guess it was more pro-patent than the strict M or T test it replaced with … Continue reading

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