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Earlier today the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that Dolly the cloned sheep and any other genetic clones are patent ineligible in the United States because the claimed clones are exact genetic copies of…

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In Novartis this Federal Circuit panel opinion by Judge Taranto joined by Judges Newman and Dyk ruled that the second exclusion from PTA in the B period portion i e U S C b B ii excludes from PTA…

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The en banc Federal Circuit on September heard oral argument on whether to overrule its en banc decision in Cybor Corp v FAS Technologies Inc F d Fed Cir and hold that claim construction can involve issues of fact…

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Perpetuating the myth that the computer is where the magic lies does nothing other than ignore reality Software is what makes everything happen or crying out loud software drives a multitude of machines Maybe the auto mechanic for Judges…

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Where the en banc decision gets particularly interesting and adversarial is with respect to the second question namely when does intervening rights apply to reexamined claims By a to vote and a reversal of the panel decision a majority…

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On September the a three-judge-panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a ruling in Marine Polymer Technologies Inc v HemCon Inc which found intervening rights due to certain patent claims due to the…

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I like writing about esoteric patent law topics and the question of intervening rights in reexaminations reissues is one of the more esoteric See my JPTOS article entitledIntervening Rights A Potential Hidden Trap for Reexamined Patent The case of…

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Some will undoubtedly view the Chief Judge s basis in Ultramercial for distinguishing the ruling in CyberSource as being slight of hand and using mirrors but it certainly illustrates the wide gulf of views between the various members on…

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In Duramed the invention claimed in U S Pat No the patent involved a conjugated estrogen pharmaceutical compositions for use in hormone replacement therapies The critical aspect of the claimed invention was the moisture barrier coating MBC which surrounded…

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In my view both the majority opinion as well as Judge Dyk s dissent miss the real written description problem in Crown Packaging which has nothing to do with whether the common patent specification illustrates both solutions to the…

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Judge Kathleen O'Malley was confirmed by the United States Senate earlier today O'Malley's confirmation along with the confirmation of others in recent days is the result of a deal between Senate Democrats and Republicans that ensured passage of nominations…

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On Tuesday November the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments in TiVo Inc v EchoStar Corp The case pits TiVo versus Dish and any ruling from the Federal Circuit will necessarily define the…

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