Category Archives: Obviousness-Teaching Away

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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Board IPR anticipation and obviousness decisions affirmed; unconstitutionality of IPR arguments rejected (as in Celgene)

Enzo Life Sciences, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Co. (Holozyme) Docket No. 2018-1232, -1233 (IPR2016-00820, -00822) LOURIE, O’MALLEY, CHEN August 16, 2019 (Non-Precedential) Brief Summary: Board decisions of invalidity of Enzo’s claims for anticipation and obviousness affirmed; arguments that retroactive … Continue reading

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Board IPR obviousness finding affirmed, TQ Delta had “opportunity to be heard”

TQ Delta, LLC v. Dish Network LLC Docket No. 2018-1799 (IPR2016-01470) NEWMAN, LINN, WALLACH July 10, 2019 Brief Summary: Board IPR FWD finding TQ Delta’s communications systems claims obvious affirmed. Summary: TQ Delta appealed Board IPR Final Written Decision (FWD) … Continue reading

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USPTO IPR claim construction and obviousness determinations for network communications claims affirmed

Bradium Technologies LLC v. Andre Iancu (USPTO (Intervenor) Docket No. 2017-257, -2580 (IPR2016-00448, -00449) MOORE, REYNA, CHEN May 13, 2019 Brief summary: Board claim construction and obviousness determinations affirmed (e.g., no “clear and unambiguous definition limiting the term to only … Continue reading

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Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp. v. Pfizer Inc.

IPR2017-02131 U.S. Pat. No. 9,492,559 B2 March 13, 2019 Brief summary: Board FWD found that the challenged claims relating to Pfizer’s Prevnar(TM) 13 vaccine were shown by a preponderance of the evidence to be unpatentable for obviousness. Summary: The Board … Continue reading

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Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd. v. Pronova Biopharm Norge AS

Docket No. 2017-2620 (US 9,447,360) Post-Grant Review PGR2017-00033 Final Written Decision (January 16, 2019) Brief summary: Board PGR decision finding claims 1-21 and 26 of Nippon’s fish oil-related claims unpatentable for indefiniteness, anticipation and obviousness affirmed (claims 22-25 were cancelled). … Continue reading

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In Re: Copaxone Consolidated Cases / Teva Pharm. USA, Inc. et al. v. Sandoz Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2017-1575 REYNA, BRYSON, STOLL October 12, 2018 Brief summary: DC decision finding Teva/Yeda’s patents relating to COPAXONE® invalid for obviousness affirmed. Summary: Teva (Yeda) appealed DC decision (regarding five consolidated cases) invalidating US 8,232,250; 8,399,413; 8,969,302; and 9,155,776 … Continue reading

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Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. / Alkermes Pharma v. Roxane / Mylan / Teva (“Defendants”)

Docket No. 2017-2078, -2134 NEWMAN (D), DYK, TARANTO September 10, 2018 Brief summary: DC invalidation of four Orange Book (“OB”) patents relating to Acorda’s Ampyra® product for obviousness affirmed. Summary: Acorda appealed DC finding that the claims of its four … Continue reading

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Impax Laboratories Inc., AstraZeneca AB et al. V. Lannett Holdings Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2017-2020 LOURIE, DYK, TARANTO June 28, 2018 Brief summary: DC finding that Impax’s (AZ’s) patents encompassing the migraine drug Zomig® were not invalid for obviousness affirmed (agreeing with the DC “that this case was close”). Summary: Lannex appealed … Continue reading

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Elbrus International Limited v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Docket No. 2017-1855 (IPR2015-01524) REYNA, BRYSON, HUGHES June 27, 2018 Non-precedential Brief summary: Board IPR FWD finding Elbrus’s claims obvious affirmed (e.g., no teaching away as “nothing in Sukegawa discourages precharging”). Summary: Elbrus appealed Board IPR final written decision (FWD) … Continue reading

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