Category Archives: Inventorship

Dana-Farber and Genetic Institute researchers named co-inventors on the “Honjo patents” encompassing methods for treating cancer using anti-PD1 antibodies including BMS’s Opdivo® (nivolumab)

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc. v. Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. et al. Civil Action No. 15-13443-PBS U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts May 17, 2019 Brief summary: DC determines Dana-Farber and Genetics Institute researchers to be co-inventors on the Honjo patents … Continue reading

Posted in Inventorship | Leave a comment

CODA Development S.R.O. et al. and Frantisek Hrabal (“Coda”) v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., et al.

Docket No. 2018-1028 PROST, WALLACH, HUGHES February 22, 2019 Brief summary: DC dismissal of Coda’s complaint seeking correction of inventorship (§ 256) of several Goodyear patents and applications, and trade secret misappropriation claims as time barred, was vacated and remanded. … Continue reading

Posted in Inventorship, Trade Secret | Leave a comment

Galen J. Suppes v. Kattesh V. Katti, et al.

Docket No. 2017-1142 NEWMAN, WALLCH, CHEN October 3, 2017 Non-precedential Brief summary: DC dismissal of Mr. Suppes complaint against university employer for declining to file patent applications for certain of his ideas and not allowing him to do so without … Continue reading

Posted in Assignment / Ownership, Inventorship | Leave a comment

CardiAQ Valve Technologies, Inc. v. Neovasc Inc. et al.

Docket Nos. 2017-1302, -1513 NEWMAN, O’MALLEY, TARANTO September 1, 2017 Non-precedential Brief summary: DC decision finding that CardiAQ’a employees should have been named inventors on Neovasc’s patents and trade secret misappropriation. Summary: Neovasc appealed DC on finding that CardiAQ’a employees … Continue reading

Posted in Damages, Inventorship, Lost Profits, Trade Secret | Leave a comment

University of Utah v. Max-Planck et al.

Docket No. 2016-1336 O’MALLEY, REYNA, WALLACH March 23, 2017 Brief Summary: DC finding that this case was not “exceptional” under § 285 and thus denying Max-Planck’s motion for attorney fees of about $8 million affirmed since there is no “precise … Continue reading

Posted in Attorney's Fees, Inventorship | Leave a comment

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Mylan Insitutional LLC et al.

Docket No. 2016-1155, -1259 MOORE, REYNA, TARANTO January 26, 2017 Brief Summary: DC decision that patented invention was not derived from “someone at the FDA” or shown to obvious affirmed. Summary: Mylan appealed DC rejection of its invalidity assertions regarding … Continue reading

Posted in Derivation of Invention, Inventorship, Obviousness | Leave a comment

Drone Technologies, Inc. v. Parrot S.A.

Docket No. 2015-1892, -1955 NEWMAN, SCHALL, CHEN September 29, 2016 Brief Summary: DC decision award of damages and attorney fees /default judgment vacated and remanded, while its decision not to consider inventorship issues was affirmed. Summary: Parrot appealed DC award … Continue reading

Posted in Assignment / Ownership, Attorney's Fees, Damages, Inventorship, Software | Leave a comment