Tag Archives: Therasense

Aventis v. Hospira – How to Meet the Therasense Standards

On April 9, 2012, The Fed. Cir. affirmed a holding by the district court that rendered two (then) Sanofi add-on patents on infusion vehicles for docetaxel unenforceable due to inequitable conduct. The inventors, particularly inventor/project manager Fabre, were found to have … Continue reading

Posted in Inequitable Conduct/Rule 56 | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Supplemental Examination Decision Tree – Lots of Dead Branches?

Well, I wish it were that simple, but I keep trying to conjure examples that would lead me to use supplemental examination to “purge inequitable conduct (IC)” that I discover after my patent issues, and which could provide the basis … Continue reading

Posted in AIA Patent Reform | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

PTO Proposes Supplemental Examination Rules – Extremely Expensive and Incredibly Complex

On January 25, 2012, the USPTO published proposed rules to implement the supplemental examination provisions of the America Invents Act (“AIA”). This procedure is intended to be utilized by patent owners to “clean up” patents of iffy validity before, say, … Continue reading

Posted in AIA Patent Reform | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top 2011 IP Stories on Patents4Life

I spent a day or two looking back over the breaking IP news that resulted in posts on Patents4Life. I wrote most of them, but want to take a pause to thank regular contributors Paul Cole, Ron Schutz and Stefan … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment