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Category Archives: 2017 Patent Review
Hikma and West-Ward v. Vanda – Are Methods of Medical Treatment Patent-Eligible?
Hikma Pharms. and West-Ward Pharms petition for cert. to reverse the Fed. Cir.’s decision in Vanda v. West-Ward that methods of medical treatment are patentable. The Supreme Court’s now-infamous Mayo decision, invalidated claims to a method for determining the optimal … Continue reading
Posted in 2017 Patent Review Tagged Hatch-Waxman, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Mayo, Supreme Court, USPTO, West Ward-Pharmaceuticals Leave a comment
Sea Change in IPR or Just an SOS? – Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal
Sitting en banc, a fractured Federal Circuit (Appeal no. 2015-1177 (Fed. Cir., Oct. 4, 2017)) released 140+ pages comprising five separate opinions (7 Judges “concur in result”). The majority held that, at least under the current PTO regulations: “The only … Continue reading
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FDA Publishes “Purple Book” for Biologicals/Biosimilars
In a major move to get organized for the oncoming wave of biosimilar applications, the FDA has published a “Purple Book” listing licensed (e.g., approved) biologicals and licensed interchangeable biosimilars. Rather than summarize the contents table of the book, linked … Continue reading
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