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Federal Circuit Grants Ariad’s Petition for Rehearing En Banc to Settle WDR Hash.

At long last, the Federal Circuit will specifically address the questions of (a) whether or not section 112 contains a written description requirement separate from the enablement requirement and, if it does (b) what is its scope and purpose. Hopefully, … Continue reading

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NATURE/BIOTECHNOLOGY SUMMARIZES ARIAD DECISION

A recent article by Ken Garber in Nature/Biotechnology, 27, 494 (June 2009) summarizes the recent Federal Circuit decision invalidating the claims-in-suit in Ariad v. Lilly for failure to meet the WDR. (See my post of April 13, 2009 “Federal Circuit … Continue reading

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IN SEARCH OF CHAKRABARTY, “NATURAL PHENOMENA” AND WHERE BILSKI WENT BAD, WITH A GLANCE BACK AT ARIAD.

I was finishing up my recent comment on the reexamination proceedings involving the Baltimore et al. patent, when a fragment of one of the Office Actions caught my eye and stuck in my mind. The Examiner is trying to explain … Continue reading

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Patent Office Bats Down Ariad’s ‘Hail Mary Claims’ In Reexamination

In my earlier post on Ariad v Lilly, there is a detailed discussion of the Federal Circuit’s recent decision that invalidated all of the claims-in-suit for failure to meet the written description requirement. The Federal Circuit rejected Lilly’s attempts to … Continue reading

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