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No Patent Term Extension for Drug Company (access required)

In this Administrative Procedure Act case, the Alexandria U.S. District Court upholds defendant Patent and Trademark Office’s de­nial of a patent term extension for plaintiff pharmaceutical company’s ‘447 patent. In addition to holding the rights to the ‘447 patent, plaintiff ...

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Defending trade secrets (access required)

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The world’s most famous trade secret, the vigilantly guarded recipe for Coca-Cola, is kept in a purpose-built vault in the company’s Atlanta headquarters. Most trade secrets, howev­er, are kept on computers, where they are decidedly more vul­nerable to hackers and ...

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Expert Can Access Protected Materials (access required)

The Charlottesville U.S. District Court overrules a university patent foundation’s objections to the magistrate judge’s amendment of a protective order governing the scope allowed for plaintiff’s expert to review defendant’s confidential materials. The underlying technology in the case involves magnetic ...

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Arbitration Panel Rejected ‘Double Patenting’ Claim (access required)

In Bayer Cropscience AG’s suit alleging defendant Dow Agrosciences LLC violated a 1992 patent license agreement for certain plant technology, a Norfolk U.S. District Court grants plaintiffs’ motion to affirm an arbitration award; the court finds the issue of “double ...

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Engineer Can’t Sue for Patent Process Delay (access required)

An engineer-inventor who is suing defendant Patent and Trademark Office for an alleged unreasonable delay in final agency action on 80 of his approximately 400 pending applications  has his suit dismissed as the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment ...

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