The Licensing Executives Society is holding its Annual Meeting in Chicago at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers September 26-29. Themed ‘Deals, Deals and more Deals’ the meeting will focus on the critical role IP plays in today’s most successful business strategies and will explore ways to leverage IP to maximize deal-making and profitability. This […]

The Patent Buddy’s blog is looking for nominations for America’s Top Patent Prosecutors.  Do you have what it takes? Who is a Top Prosecutor? A Top Patent Prosecutor is any patent attorney who has achieved a reputation among their peers for high quality work product and counseling skills in patent preparation and prosecution. In order […]

BioNetwork West 2010 The 8th Annual Pharmaceutical-Biotech Partnering Conference There are a lot of pharmaceutical and biotechnology investment conferences and Pharma-Biotech networking events in the market.  BioNetwork is offering a conference that offers you the chance to spend quality time with the right people. With its intimate setting and extensive networking opportunities, you will meet […]

In a nonprecidential opionion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit dismissed an appeal by Biopolymer Engineering (Biothera) as moot after it appealed a District Court order granting summary judgment of noninfringement by Immunocorp and Biotec Pharmacon ASA (Biotec).  Biopolymer Engineering and MIT v. Immunocorp and Biotec Pharmacon ASA (2010-1096). Biothera sued Biotec […]

Caraco Pharmaceutical Labs and Sun Pharmaceutical Ind. tried to get a rehearing en banc regarding the counterclaim provision of the Hatch-Waxman Act (HWA).  Novo Nordisk A/S v. Caraco Pharmaceutical Labs and Sun Pharmaceutical Ind., US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2010-1001). The petition for panel rehearing and for rehearing en banc was denied. […]

“The backlog is indeed our biggest problem.” ~ USPTO Director David Kappos CBS News ran a story on Sunday on the growing backlog at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Since the federal patent agency was created in 1790, the U.S Patent and Trademark Office has issued 7,752,677 patents. Now, with an average wait time […]

Where once we were isolated legal students, practitioners, and academics who could share our thoughts only with those in proximity, blogging and social media have turned us all into a kind of “other memory” for one another. ~Colin Samuels, Blawg Review Sherpa Emeritus Blawg Review #276 is out at the Securing Innovation business blog, published […]

Eli Lilly lost an appeal from a final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, finding claims 2, 6, and 7 of U.S. Patent No. 5,464,826 invalid for obviousness-type double patenting over its earlier U.S. Patent No. 4,808,614.  See, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries v. Eli Lilly and Co., United States Court […]