ide·a·tion \ˌī-dē-ˈā-shən\ noun (c. 1818): the capacity for or the act of forming or entertaining ideas. BIOSTART, a life science start-up center, invites you to participate in an ideation seminar, a practical and fun way to identify possible products or services that you can develop through a new start-up company. If you know someone who […]

After a final judgment upholding the validity of the Procter & Gamble Company U.S. Patent 5,583,122, Teva Pharmaceuticals appealed to the US United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit claiming invalidity defenses of obviousness and obviousness-type double patenting.  It fell on deaf ears as the Federal Circuit affirmed the validity. P&G v. Teva […]

Altana and Wyeth were thwarted in their attempt to block Teva Pharmaceuticals from infringing U.S. Patent No. 4,758,579, directed to the compound pantoprazole, the active ingredient in Altana’s antiulcer drug Protonix®. The compound pantoprazole belongs to a class of compounds known as proton pump inhibitors (“PPIs”) that are used to treat gastric acid disorders in […]

After Autogenomics sued Oxford Gene Technology in U.S. District Court for a declaratory judgment of invalidity and non-infringement of claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,054,270, the court dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction. On appeal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed because the district court had neither general nor specific personal […]

Gene Quinn over at IP Watchdog is doing a survey to see what sites people think are the top patent blogs.  We’re not sure if there can ever be a list of top blogs given the differences in focus but it is a way to discover some new patent blogs, so take a look. The […]

BIO Conference attendee Cynthia Shippam-Brett picked up an Apple (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition iPod shuffle after being the first person to find me on the Exhibitor Hall floor at Bio2009 and ask for the Patent Baristas’ iBarista iPod. Cynthia is a member of the Intellectual Property Group in the Vancouver office of Gowlings. While her […]

Sir Elton John gave the keynote address today at the 2009 BIO International Convention today in Atlanta. He emphasized that we need to get past our “standing stereotypes and prejudices that inhibit our efforts to combat AIDS.” Citing such stigmas, he noted that HIV/AIDS has fallen off the radar yet there is a critical need […]

University of Missouri v. Professor: Round 2 Earlier, the university filed a lawsuit in federal district court against chemical engineering professor Galen Suppes to regain rights to his research relating to renewable energy.  Now, a federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit ruling that federal patent law does not apply in the case. The university says […]