Category: USPTO

U.S. District Court Confirms Validity of Patent For UCB Pharma’s Vimpat®

UCB Pharma, a Belgian pharmaceutical company, announced on 14th August 2016 that the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware confirmed the validity of its U.S. reissued patent RE38551 related to anti-epileptic drug Vimpat® (lacosamide). The patent challenge was brought by generic drug makers who had questioned the validity of the UCB’s patent which … Continue reading U.S. District Court Confirms Validity of Patent For UCB Pharma’s Vimpat®

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Post Prosecution Pilot Program (P3): A Commendable Decision by USPTO

On Monday 11 July, USPTO announced a new pilot program (P3), intended to boost the prosecution efficiency. Under the P3 program, an applicant can file a request for consideration after final rejection, statement that he is willing and available to participate in the event, along with copy of response to a final rejection, and optionally … Continue reading Post Prosecution Pilot Program (P3): A Commendable Decision by USPTO

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Part 3 of 3: Patent Term Extension laws for Europe and the United States of America: compared and contrasted

This is the third and last part of the three-part series dedicated to the discussion on the comparison of the Patent Term Extension laws of Europe and the United States of America (USA). While part one of three, which discussed the comparison of terms used for the extension of patent term in Europe and the … Continue reading Part 3 of 3: Patent Term Extension laws for Europe and the United States of America: compared and contrasted

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Part 2 of 3: Patent Term Extension laws for Europe and the United States of America: compared and contrasted

This is the second part of the three-part series dedicated to the discussion on the comparison of the Patent Term Extension laws of Europe and the United States of America (USA). While part one of three, which discussed the comparison of terms used for the extension of patent term in Europe and the USA, relevant … Continue reading Part 2 of 3: Patent Term Extension laws for Europe and the United States of America: compared and contrasted

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Part 1 of 3: Patent Term Extension laws for Europe and the United States of America: compared and contrasted

Many people love comparing and contrasting and I am one of those (at least for study purposes). This time, I am comparing Patent Term Extension laws for Europe and the United States of America (USA). Though there are other provisions that may extend the life of patent such as patent term adjustment to compensate the … Continue reading Part 1 of 3: Patent Term Extension laws for Europe and the United States of America: compared and contrasted

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Vacation of injunction upon invalidation of patent by USPTO ePlus. v. Lawson Software

In a recent judgment, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on July 25, 2014, vacated the U.S. District Court’s decision on injunction and contempt orders against Lawson Software and instructed the lower court to dismiss the patent litigation case brought by ePlus, Inc. This decision mainly pertains to two main issues. Firstly, … Continue reading Vacation of injunction upon invalidation of patent by USPTO ePlus. v. Lawson Software

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