Stanford University’s Loss in Interferences of Three Patents Covering Testing Methods for Fetal Aneuploidies for Lack of Written Description is Vacated

The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Jun. 27, 2017, Before O’Malley, Reyna, and Chen.   Takeaway: The Federal Circuit declined to reconsider its decision in Biogen MA, Inc. v. Japanese Found. for Cancer Research, 785 F.3d 648 (Fed. Cir. …

Federal Circuit Affirms Invalidity for Lack of Written Description of Claimed Genus

Authored by Mark A. Chapman and Michael W. Glynn, Ph.D.  Digest of AbbVie Deutschland GMBH v. Janssen Biotech, Inc., Nos. 2013-1338, 2013-1346 (Fed. Cir. Jul. 1, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from D. Mass. Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Chen. Procedural Posture: Patent holder AbbVie appealed final judgment of invalidity on the grounds of …

CAFC vacates and remands denial of a preliminary injunction 

  Case: Aria Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., No. 2012-1531 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 9, 2013) (precedential). On appeal from N.D. Cal. Before Rader, Dyk, and Reyna. Procedural Posture: Defendant in a declaratory judgment action appealed the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction against the plaintiff’s allegedly infringing activities. CAFC vacated …

CAFC affirms Board’s rejection of biotech claims 

  Case: In re Bimeda Research & Dev. Ltd., No. 2012-1420 (Fed. Cir. July 25, 2013) (Precedential). On appeal from B.P.A.I. Before Rader, Clevenger, and Prost. Procedural Posture: Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences rejected claims to a method for sealing a bovine teat with an “acriflavine-free” formulation. The Board …

CAFC affirms final judgment of invalidity for failure to satisfy written description

  Case: Novozymes v. Dupont Nutrition Biosciences APS, No. 2012-1433 (Fed. Cir. July 22, 2013) (Precedential). On appeal from W.D. Wis. Before Rader, Schall, and Bryson. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff patentee Novozyme appealed the district court’s final judgment of invalidity for failure to satisfy the written description requirement. CAFC affirmed. Written Description: …