Category Archives: Obviousness (Secondary Considerations)

Non-obviousness finding for Relistor® OB-listed formulation patent reversed due to structural and functional similarity to prior art compounds

Valeant Pharm. Int., Salix Pharm., Inc. et al. v. Mylan Pharm. Inc., et al., Actavis LLC Docket No. 2018-2097 LOURIE, REYNA, HUGHES April 8, 2020 Brief Summary: DC grant of SJ of non-obviousness of OB formulation patent reversed and remanded … Continue reading

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Biogen’s Tecfidera-related ‘514 patent not obvious in IPR final written decision due to unexpected results of claimed dosage amount

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Biogen MA Inc. IPR2018-01403 (PTAB Final Written Decision) February 5, 2020 Brief Summary: Biogen’s Tecfidera-related US 8,399,514 B2 (“method of treating…multiple sclerosis” not obvious due in part to unexpected results (IPR final written decision). Summary: Mylan … Continue reading

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Genentech’s antibody purification claims correctly found anticipated or obviousness in IPR, Fed. Cir. decides

Genentech, Inc. v. Hospira, Inc. (United States, Intervenor) Docket Nos. 2018-1933 (IPR2016-01837) PROST, NEWMAN, CHEN January 10, 2020 Brief Summary: Board’s IPR anticipation and obviousness findings affirmed. Summary: Genentech appealed PTAB (“Board”) IPR final written decision (FWD) finding certain claims … Continue reading

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Persion’s Zohydro ER claims invalid for obviousness and lack of written description (“inherently result in the claimed [PK] parameters”, functional limitations too broad)

Persion Pharmaceuticals LLC v. Alvogen Malta Operations Ltd. Docket Nos. 2018-2361 O’MALLEY, REYNA, CHEN December 27, 2019 Brief Summary: DC findings of invalidity of Persion’s hepatic insufficiency claims related to Zohydro ER for obviousness and no WD affirmed. Summary: Persion … Continue reading

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Secondary consideration presumption of a nexus only where the product “is the invention disclosed and claimed”

Fox Factory Inc. v. SRAM LLC Docket Nos. 2018-2024, -2025 (IPR2017-00118, -00472) PROST, WALLACH, HUGHES December 18, 2019 Brief Summary: Board IPR decision of no obviousness vacated and remanded for reevaluation of secondary consideration evidence with respect to the required … Continue reading

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