Chemical Compound Invention, Even if the Inherent Result of a Well-Known Process, is not Obvious if there is no Teaching or Suggestion to Make the Compound in the Prior Art

Millennium Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz Inc., No. 2015-2066, 2016-1008, 2016-1009, 2016-1010, 2016-1109, 2016-1110, 2016-1283, 2016-1762 (Fed. Cir. July 17, 2017). Before Circuit Judges Newman, Mayer and O’Malley. Takeaway: An invention, albeit the inherent result of a well-known process, is not itself obvious if the prior art references contain no teaching or …

CAFC vacates final judgment of no trade secret misappropriation, no tortious interference with contractual relationship, no tortious interference with prospective advantage, and no violation of state consumer protection act

  Case: Forrester Envtl. Servs., Inc. v. Wheelabrator Techs., Inc., No. 2012-1686 (Fed. Cir. May 16, 2013) (precedential). On appeal from D.N.H. Before Newman, Bryson, and Dyk. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff Forrester appealed final judgment of no trade secret misappropriation, no tortious interference with contractual relationship, no tortious interference with prospective advantage, …

BASF Agro B.V., Arnhem (NL), Wadenswil Branch v. Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc.

Authored by Cynthia Lambert Hardman and Richard W. Ward Case: BASF Agro B.V., Arnhem (NL), Wadenswil Branch v. Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc., No. 2012-1206 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 20, 2013) (non-precedential). On appeal from M.D.N.C. Before Reyna, Bryson and Wallach. Procedural posture: Plaintiffs appealed the grant of defendant’s motion for summary judgment of …

Arkema Inc. v. Honeywell International, Inc.

Authored by Cynthia Lambert Hardman, Nathan Newbold, Pharm.D., and Vincent J. Rubino III Case: Arkema Inc. v. Honeywell International, Inc., No. 2012-1308, (Fed. Cir. Feb. 5, 2013) (precedential). On appeal from E.D. Pa. Before Dyk, Plager and O’Malley. Procedural Posture: Declaratory judgment plaintiff appealed district court’s denial of motion to add declaratory …

In re Chevalier et al.

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, Hannah Rose Stein, and Michael S. Turner Case: In re Chevalier et al., No. 2012-1254 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 7, 2013) (non-precedential). On appeal from B.P.A.I. Before Prost, Mayer, and Moore. Procedural Posture: Applicants appealed from examiner’s rejection for obviousness of patent claims covering a device for stirring a liquid …