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Posts Tagged: "Ben Pleune"

Alston & Bird Appoints Natalie Clayton Head of Biopharma, Life Sciences Patent Litigation Team

Alston & Bird has named partner Natalie Clayton as the head of its Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Patent Litigation Team, effective immediately. Clayton has more than 10 years of experience guiding industry-leading companies through sophisticated patent litigation, as well as complex Food and Drug Administration regulatory matters.

SAS: When the Patent Office institutes IPR it must decide patentability of all challenged claims

In SAS Institute, a 5-4 majority ruled that there is no authorization in the statute for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to partially institute a petition for inter partes review. Thus, the Supreme Court held that when the Patent Office institutes an inter partes review it must decide the patentability of all of the claims the petitioner has challenged. To provide instant reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision in SAS Institute we’ve reached out to an All-Star panel of industry experts for their take on this important decision. Their analysis follows.