Tag Archives: Supreme Court

President Obama Nominates Merrick Garland to fill Scalia Vacancy

Yesterday, President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland, Chief Judge of the D.C. Cir., to fill the seat vacated by the recent death of Justice Scalia. Merrick is a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School, and clerked for Justice Brennan. … Continue reading

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Top Patent Law Stories In 2015

I will try to keep this post as brief as possible, since I posted at length on all of the stories. There was a lot of IP action in 2015 – much involving the Fed. Cir. and Supreme Court’s resolution … Continue reading

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Australian Patent Office Proposes “Coding Only” Sequence Ban

Coming soon after the High Court’s “Myriad decision” in Australia, the Australian Patent Office has proposed guidelines that would effectively limit the ban on patent-eligibility of DNA sequences to nucleic acids that code for polypeptides. While cDNA is still considered … Continue reading

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Sequenom’s En Banc Petition

Sequenom’s Petition for Rehearing En Banc – Panel Ignored “Inventive Concept” in Combined Steps of the Claimed Method For any of us practitioners encountering increasing numbers of s. 101 rejection rejections of diagnostic claims based on Mayo and the March … Continue reading

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