Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) has made a call to arms agains the patent reform legislation in the Senate (S.1145), which may be considered for a vote within the next few weeks. IPO is all-out against the dreaded Applicant Quality Submissions (AQS). Section 11 on AQS would require nearly all patent applicants to (1) search the […]

We’ve been quite busy these days and so I wanted to pass along that my firm is currently looking to hire an IP attorney. The Position: Patent Associate with at least 2+ years of experience in patent prosecution, counseling and licensing.  The candidate should have an advanced degree in a chemical field (Ph.D. preferred), with […]

The Kentucky BioAlliance has established a fund to provide stipends for Kentucky-based biotech companies to attend the annual Biotechnology Industry Organization BIO2008 conference. Companies that are selected will be awarded a stipend to cover up to $800 in expenses associated with attending the annual BIO International Conference. To apply, fill out an application here. Biotech […]

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have filed suit against Abbott Laboratories and Solvay’s Fournier Industrie et Santé and Laboratories Fournier for allegedly entering into a scheme to block the generic version of the cholesterol lowering drug TriCor®  (fenofibrate), indicated for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia. According to the AGs in the states, […]

The Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization at the University of Cincinnati is looking for a Senior Licensing Associate to manage an academic technology portfolio in a multidisciplinary team environment.  The position requires an advanced degree in (MS or PhD) engineering, chemistry, life sciences or related fields along with excellent written and verbal communication skills.  A […]

The University of California and Abbott appealed after the district court turned down their attempt to stop Dako from making and selling its HER2 FISH pharmDXTM kit, allegedly infringing U.S. Patents 5,447,841 and 6,596,479.   The Regents of the University Of California, Abbott Labs v. Dakocytomation California (06-1334, -1452; 07-1202) The inventions claimed in the patents are […]

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a lower court ruling that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. infringed two patents held by Pfizer Inc. for Celebrex, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Pfizer v. Teva (07-1271). Pfizer has three patents listed in the FDA’s Orange Book protecting its […]

The Intellectual Property Owners association (IPO) recently reported on the fifteen possible Judiciary Committee Amendments to S. 1145, that were circulated by the Judiciary Committee last week. IPO noted that the amendments do not address the most hotly debated portions of the bill. Meanwhile, IPO believes Senate leaders will attempt to pass the much-delayed, massive […]