Category Archives: Enablement

Amgen v. Sanofi – How Wands Factors make Biotech Claims “Magically” Disappear

While this recent Fed. Cir. decision – Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi, Appeal No. 2020-1074 (Fed. Cir., Feb. 11, 2021) seems predictable, given the fate of antibody claims that recite the target and the function of antibody binding thereto, there are … Continue reading

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AAM v. Neapco – Part III – The Dissent Faces a “Perfect Storm” of Conflated Doctrines

Since most of my last post discussing Judge Moore’s dissent focused on her criticism of the majority’s conclusion that the claimed invention—placing a tuned liner into a hollow “propshaft” to attenuate two modes of vibration—was directed to Hooke’s law and … Continue reading

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Wyeth v. Abbott Labs. – Picking Plaintiff’s Poison

In July of 2011, I wrote a post for this blog on BSC v. J&J, a Fed. Cir. decision in which four J&J patents claiming stents eluting rapamycin, a drug that inhibits restenosis after balloon angioplasty, were held invalid for … Continue reading

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Edwards Lifesciences v. Corevalve – Pig Valve Implants Enabling

In Edwards Lifesciences AB v. Corevalve, Inc. (now a part of Medtronic), Appeal No. 2011-1215-1257 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 13, 2012), Corevalve challenged the validity of US Pat. No. 5,411,552 directed to a “transcather heart valve” on the basis that the … Continue reading

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