Patent & IP news for February 15, 2017

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Shire Development LLC v. Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Federal Circuit, in its third opinion involving ANDA litigation between these parties over Shire's LIALDA® (mesalamine) product, has apparently brought this case to a close in generic drug maker ...

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Kenya Works With Communities On Genetic Resources And Traditional Knowledge Protection from

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Excessive degradation and over-exploitation of plant biodiversity in Kenya has led to depletion of some species and narrowed their genetic base. Apart from the conservation challenge, utilisation and sharing of benefits from plant ...

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European Parliament Passes CETA After Debate Over Whether It’s A Good Or Bad Deal from

After a somewhat tumultous debate, the European Parliament today in Strasbourg voted in favor of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada. With 408 members of parliament voting in favour and 254 against ...

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Settlement Enforceable Despite Later Finding of Patent Invalidity Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

Following an order granting summary judgment that the patent-in-suit was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter, the court granted plaintiff's motion to enforce an earlier settlement agreement between plaintiff and a third party ...

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USPTO Still Michelle Lee’s For Now from

What an oddity – for the past 26 days, it has been an open secret that Michelle Lee remains USPTO Director but officials at the office have repeatedly refused to confirm or deny that role or ...

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PTAB Decides CRISPR Interference -- No interference-in-fact from

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) handed down its decision today that there is no interference-in-fact between several patents and patent applications owned by The Broad Institute ...

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PersonalWeb Tech v. Apple (Fed. Cir. 2017) [personalweb] Following an administrative trial, the PTAB found the challenged claims of PersonalWeb’s Patent No. 7,802,310 obvious based upon a combination of two prior art ...

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CAFC trims sails of "Red Wing" in Xilinx v. Papst from

The CAFC observed:

We disagree with Papst that this case is controlled by
Red Wing and its holding that certain types of contacts,
by themselves, are not sufficient to establish the reasonableness
of jurisdiction. As ...

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