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Making Gender-Affirming Surgeries A Possibility For Low-Income Transgender People
For many transgender people, undergoing gender-affirming surgery is a crucial step toward a healthy gender transition.
United States
18 Feb 2019
$15 Million False Ad Verdict Boosts Damages In Probiotic IP Dispute
On November 20, 2018, a years-long dispute before Judge Theodore Chuang in the District of Maryland over probiotics culminated in a gut-wrenching $18 million jury verdict against defendant pharmaceutical companies.
United States
27 Dec 2018
Eleventh Circuit Works Out Preclusion And Preemption Issues In Protein Powder Dispute
On December 4, 2018, the Eleventh Circuit partially reversed the dismissal of Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals' suit against HBS International Corp. for alleged violations of the Lanham Act...
United States
18 Dec 2018
Illinois Supreme Court To Decide Scope Of BIPA
On November 20, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral argument on whether a company's technical violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act ("BIPA") is sufficient to confer standing.
United States
30 Nov 2018
Inventorship Claim In Disease Treatment Patent Dispute Survives Motion To Dismiss
Determining who qualifies as an inventor on a patent application requires careful attention to the facts surrounding each person's contribution to conception of the invention, as embodied in the patent claims.
United States
23 Oct 2018
Court Denies Attempt to Prevent "Plain and Ordinary" Claim Construction Proposals
The presumption that claim terms should be interpreted using their plain and ordinary meaning, absent express intent to the contrary, has long been a staple in claim construction.
United States
26 Apr 2017
Life Sciences at the PTAB
Later this month, the Boston Bar Association and the Boston Patent Law Association will jointly host a panel discussion on the recent rise of life science litigation at the U.S. Patent Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB").
United States
11 Apr 2017
Heartburn For Defense After Jury Verdict In Pepcid® Dispute
The recent jury verdict in a dispute over a generic version of the heartburn medication Pepcid® Complete® would be enough for anyone to reach for a few tablets of the accused product.
United States
22 Dec 2016
Illinois Biometric Privacy Suit Over Collection Of Fingerprints Settled
Moreover, L.A. Tan agreed to comply with BIPA in the future and ensure the compliance of its franchisees.
United States
15 Dec 2016
Final Judgment Prescribed For Antibody Patent After Double Patenting Decision
We previously wrote about Judge Wolf's decision to invalidate Janssen Biotech, Inc.'s biopharmaceutical patent (U.S. Patent No. 6,284,471 ), based on the doctrine of obviousness-type double patenting.
United States
12 Oct 2016
Double Patenting Decision Delivers Bitter Pill To Antibody Patent
In a recent decision on obviousness-type double patenting, Judge Wolf shortened the shelf life of a dispute between Janssen Biotech, Inc. ("Janssen") and Celltrion Healthcare Co. Inc. ("Celltrion"), relating to a biopharmaceutical patent covering a particular antibody.
United States
27 Sep 2016
A Wrinkle In Time: Anti-Aging Advertising Claims Unsubstantiated By Testing Methods
The National Advertising Division's annual conference is taking place later this month, so we are taking the opportunity to highlight some recent NAD decisions of interest.
United States
7 Sep 2016
District Judge Finds Some Claims Precluded, Others Not – By A Degree
The case arose out of Exergen's ongoing litigations over forehead scanning thermometer technology.
United States
4 Jan 2016
Biosimilars Update
Novartis came one step closer to becoming the first company to offer a biosimilar drug for sale in the United States.
United States
12 Feb 2015
SCOTUS Brings More Certainty To District Court Claim Constructions
Since at least 1996, the Federal Circuit has reviewed district court claim constructions de novo. This de novo standard introduced great uncertainty into patent cases.
United States
11 Feb 2015
Motion To Amend Infringement Contentions Denied Based On Futility
District Judge Nathaniel Gorton denied a plaintiff’s motion for leave to amend its infringement contentions, finding the amendments, if allowed, would be "futile."
United States
11 Feb 2015
Governing The Code Of Life
What if the story of your life was written at birth- a "future diary" available for someone to read? The decoding of the human genome over a decade ago held the promise of defying our genetic destiny, but it also foreshadowed some significant ethical issues on the horizon.
United States
7 Jun 2012
Patent Reform Bill Signed By The President
On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (the "Act"), which makes the most comprehensive changes to the U.S. Patent Laws since the enactment of the Patent Act of 1952.
United States
23 Sep 2011
Texas Raises Stakes On Health Care Privacy
In May, Texas enacted a far-reaching new health information privacy law that will take effect on September 12, 2012.
United States
6 Sep 2011
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