Tag Archives: Double Patenting

Novartis v. Breckenridge: Obviousness-Type Double Patenting Explained

Without trying to summarize this well-written opinion by Judge Chen, I simply recommend that you store it somewhere and pull it out when you have a tricky obviousness-type double-patenting situation and want a thorough review of the doctrine. The opinion … Continue reading

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In Re Hubbell

Guest post by Theresa Stadheim of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner) In In Re Jeffrey Hubbell, Jason Schense, Andreas Zisch, and Heike Hall, Appeal No. 2011-1547 (Fed. Cir. March 7, 2013) (a copy can be found at the end of this post), … Continue reading

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What Were They Thinking? A Second Look at Lilly v. Sun

As we all learned years ago, when trying to make sense of Lilly v. Barr, if a Fed. Cir. decision wrestles with obviousness-type double patenting, it will be a labor of Hercules to reason it out. But the majority of … Continue reading

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