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AUTM Panel To Address A “Myriad” Of Challenges

Robert S. MacWright, J.D., Ph.D., the new head of tech transfer at the Salk Institute, will moderate a panel at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) on March 1st in Las Vegas.  The panel, … Continue reading

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Ariad v. Lilly Comes Down (On Us) – Judge Lourie Rules!

In a majority opinion authored by Judge Lourie for the Federal Circuit sitting en banc (Appeal No. 2008-1248 (Fed. Cir. March 22, 2010)) (a PDF of which is attached to the end of this post), the court held that there … Continue reading

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A Look Back at the Roots of the Thorny WDR Problem

As the date for oral argument looms in Ariad v. Lilly, as does an en banc decision as to the existence and/or the role of the written description requirement (WDR) in Section 112, I thought it would be worthwhile to … Continue reading

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TALKING WRITTEN DESCRIPTION REQUIREMENT BLUES – ARIAD WOBBLES

On October 5, 2009, Ariad filed a 60 page brief (not counting attached appendices) with the Federal Circuit in support of its appeal in Ariad v. Lilly. (Attached below.) As you will recall from my post of August 24th, the … Continue reading

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