Category Archives: Obviousness-Teaching Away

DC findings that Vanda’s method of treatment claims are invalid for obviousness affirmed

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. and Apotex, Inc. et al. Docket No. 2023-1247 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/23-1247.OPINION.5-10-2023_2124577.pdf) (Non-Precedential) DYK, BRYSON, PROST May 10, 2023 Brief Summary:   DC obviousness findings regarding Vanda’s method of treatment claims affirmed. Summary:  Teva and … Continue reading

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FC panel affirms DC finding that Amgen’s Otezla® composition patents are not invalid, but also that method of treatment claims are invalid, for obviousness

Amgen Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. et al. Docket No. 2020-1147, 1149-51 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/22-1147.OPINION.4-19-2023_2113208.pdf) LOURIE, CUNNINGHAM, STARK April 19, 2023 Brief Summary:   DC finding that two of Amgen’s Otezla® composition patents not invalid for obviousness affirmed.  DC finding that another of … Continue reading

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DC finding of UCB’s OB ‘589 patent invalid for anticipation and obviousness affirmed

UCB, Inc. et al. v. Actavis Laboratories UT, Inc. / Mylan Technologies, Inc. Docket No. 2021-1924, -2336 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-1924.OPINION.4-12-2023_2109643.pdf) MOORE, CHEN, STOLL April 12, 2023 Brief Summary:   DC finding UCB’s ‘589 patent invalid for anticipation and obviousness affirmed. Summary:  UCB … Continue reading

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DC finding Actavis did not show Tris’ liquid formulation/blood concentration claims obvious affirmed

Tris Pharma, Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc. Docket No. 2021-1495 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-1495.OPINION.7-7-2022_1974736.pdf) (Non-precedential) MOORE, CHEN, HUGHES July 7, 2022 Brief Summary:   DC decision following remand finding Actavis did not show Tris’ claims obvious affirmed (e.g., “unexpected result”, long-felt unmet … Continue reading

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IPR decision finding obviousness and denying entry of amended claims for lack of written description affirmed

Hoyt Augustus Fleming v. Cirrus Design Corporation Docket No. 2021-1561 (IPR2019-01566) (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-1561.OPINION.3-10-2022_1919730.pdf) LOURIE, HUGHES, STOLL March 10, 2022 Brief Summary:  PTAB IPR FWD finding parachute systems claims obvious and denial of entry of amended claims for lacking written description affirmed. … Continue reading

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DC decision finding Adapt’s naloxone formulations obvious affirmed

Adapt Pharma, Inc. et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. et al. Docket No. 2020-2106 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/20-2106.OPINION.2-10-2022_1906561.pdf) NEWMAN (D), PROST, STOLL February 10, 2021 Brief Summary:  DC decision finding Adapt’s naloxone formulations obvious affirmed. Summary:  Adapt appealed DC final judgment finding … Continue reading

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IPR obviousness decisions reversed for lacking a proper explanation and improperly considering the commercial sales evidence

Chemours Company FC, LLC v. Daikin Industries, Ltd. et al. (USPTO as Intervenor) Docket No. 2020-1289, -1290 (IPR2018-00992, -00993) (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/20-1289.OPINION.7-22-2021_1808187.pdf) NEWMAN, DYK, REYNA July 22, 2021 Brief Summary:  Board obviousness IPR decisions reversed for lacking a proper explanation and improperly … Continue reading

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Board IPR FWD obviousness findings affirmed (e.g., no teaching away)

Columbia University v. Illumina, Inc. Docket No. 2019-2302-5, -2452 (IPR2019-00291, -00318, -00322, -00385, -00797) (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/19-2302.OPINION.2-1-2021_1726127.pdf) LOURIE, O’MALLEY, REYNA February 1, 2021 (Non-Precedential) Brief Summary:  IPR obviousness decisions affirmed (e.g., no teaching away). Summary:  Columbia appealed two IPR final written decisions … Continue reading

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Board IPR FWD remanded regarding reasonable expectation of success

KeyNetik, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Docket No. 2020-1271 (IPR2018-00986) (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/20-1271.OPINION.1-27-2021_1723945.pdf) DYK, CLEVENGER, O’MALLEY January 27, 2021 (Non-Precedential) Brief Summary:  IPR final written decision remanded for finding on reasonable expectation of success (“The Board erred in assigning no burden … Continue reading

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“Substantial risk of future infringement” provides standing for IPR appeal; non-obviousness conclusion vacated and remanded

General Electric Company v. Raytheon Technologies Corporation Docket No. 2019-1319 (IPR2017-00428) (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/19-1319.OPINION.12-28-2020_1707556.pdf) LOURIE, REYNA, HUGHES December 23, 2020 Brief Summary:  GE found to have standing due to a substantial risk of future infringement”; Board finding of no obviousness vacated and … Continue reading

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