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Tag Archives: Supreme Court
Solicitor General’s Briefs Encourage Supreme Court to Put s. 101 Back on Track
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court issued orders to the Solicitor General to weigh in on whether or not the Court should grant cert. in two high profile Fed. Cir. decisions: Hikma Pharm. USA Inc, v. Vanda Pharm. Inc., No. … Continue reading
Posted in Patent Eligible Subject Matter Tagged 101, Supreme Court, The State of Patent Eligibility Leave a comment
Is the “Blocking Patent” Doctrine Part of the Obviousness Analysis?
Last year, in a lengthy split decision, a Fed. Cir. panel affirmed the district court’s ruling that four “add-on” patents that Acorda owned were invalid as obviousness in view of a number of prior art references (Acorda Ther., Inc. v. … Continue reading
Posted in Section 103 Tagged Acorda Therapeutics, Ampyra, FDA, Hatch-Waxman, judge dyk, Judge Taranto, Merck v Teva, Roxanne Labs, Supreme Court Leave a comment
Athena III – Should the Discovery of a Naturally-Occurring Correlation Encompass Recognition of its Practical Utility?
The origin of the idea that natural phenomena, like the law of gravity, cannot be patented, even by their discoverer, is well-settled law. In Gottschalk v. Benson, the Supreme Court stated, in dictum: “Phenomena of nature, though just discovered, mental … Continue reading
Hikma and West-Ward v. Vanda – Are Methods of Medical Treatment Patent-Eligible?
Hikma Pharms. and West-Ward Pharms petition for cert. to reverse the Fed. Cir.’s decision in Vanda v. West-Ward that methods of medical treatment are patentable. The Supreme Court’s now-infamous Mayo decision, invalidated claims to a method for determining the optimal … Continue reading
Posted in 2017 Patent Review Tagged Hatch-Waxman, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Mayo, Supreme Court, USPTO, West Ward-Pharmaceuticals Leave a comment