shutterstock_501756571The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently unveiled a new pilot program designed to assist patent applicants and practitioners during patent prosecution. The Post-Prosecution Pilot program, otherwise known as P3, arises under the Enforced Patent Quality Initiative and incorporates … Read More...

shutterstock_350539772In a recent case involving Apotex’s proposed biosimilar product to Amgen’s Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim), Amgen sought a preliminary injunction to enforce the Biologic Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) provision that requires an applicant to give notice 180 days before marketing … Read More...

shutterstock_533480197On May 9, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) inter partes review determination that claims 1-6 and 8 of U.S Patent Number … Read More...

shutterstock_586286306Last week, the USPTO issued further guidelines for patent examiners, instructing that rejections of applications based on ineligibility require detailed explanations for the basis of the rejection.1 This new requirement is distinguished from the previous guidelines by requiring examiners … Read More...