Solicitor General Urges Supreme Court to Deny Cert in Amgen Antibody Patenting Case

By Melissa M. Mitchell

In an amicus brief for the United States Government released September 21, 2022, the Solicitor General advises the Supreme Court to deny Amgen Inc.’s petition for a writ of certiorari in the Amgen v. Sanofi case. If the Supreme Court follows the Government’s suggestion, it could mean a swift end for the controversial antibody patenting […]

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Third Retired CAFC Judge Laments Patent Eligibility Mess

By Kirk M. Hartung

Last week, retired Chief Judge Randall Rader, of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, expressed concern over the ongoing problem with patent eligibility. Rader, whose 24 years on the Court ran from 1990 – 2014, stated that his former court is contributing to the confusion and flaws on the eligibility issue. Rader blames, […]

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The USPTO Takes Steps to Encourage International Green Technologies

By Ashley E. Holland

Last month, the USPTO announced that they have become a technology partner to WIPO GREEN, a World Intellectual Property Organization partnership aimed at highlighting green technologies. WIPO GREEN was established in 2013 and includes over 2,000 international users and over 130 international public and private companies, offices, organizations, research institutes, and business groups. This program […]

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