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Tag Archives: Merck
Fed. Cir. Affirms Unclean Hands Defense in Gilead v. Merck
On April 25th, a Fed. Cir. panel of Judges Taranto, Clevenger and Chen affirmed the unenforceability of two Merck patents covering a drug presently marketed as Sovaldi(r) to treat hepatitis C, sofosbuvir. Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Merck & Co., Appeal … Continue reading
Merck’s Solvaldi® Patents Unenforceable for Egregious Misconduct
In Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Merck & Co., Inc., Case No. 13-cv-04057-BLE (N.D. Cal., June 6, 2016), Judge Beth Freeman, sitting in equity, found that the record compelled a finding that Merck and its employee “D” had obtained asserted patents … Continue reading
Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Merck – Mayo/Alice Rule Reaches Medical Treatment Methods.
In Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Merck, Civil Action No. 150572-GMS (D. Del., 2016), Bristol-Myers sued Merck for inducing infringement of U.S. Pat. No. 9,073,994. Claim 1 reads: “A method of treating a metastatic melanoma comprising intravenously administering an effective amount of … Continue reading
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