Neptune Generics, LLC v. Eli Lilly & Co., No. 2018-1257 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 26, 2019).

By John Isacson Cited Statutory Sections: 101 and 103 This appeal concerned 10 inter partes reviews (IPRs) filed by petitioners Neptune Generics, Fresenius Kabi USA and Mylan Laboratories against all of the claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,772,209, which is owned by Eli Lilly & Co. The ’209 patent concerns methods of administering pemetrexed disodium, … Continue reading Neptune Generics, LLC v. Eli Lilly & Co., No. 2018-1257 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 26, 2019).

Recent Proposal for Section 101 Reform

By John Isacson A bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives recently released a framework for amending Section 101.  The group includes Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), as well as Representative Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and Representative Steve Stivers (R-Ohio).  As Senator Coons stated in a press release: Today, … Continue reading Recent Proposal for Section 101 Reform

Year in Review: Changes in PTAB Practice in 2018

By Tom Engellenner A number of significant changes occurred in 2018 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). To begin with, in February 2018, a new USPTO Director took office.  Director Andrew Iancu, a former patent litigator with law firm experience, appears to have brought a different perspective than that of his corporate predecessors … Continue reading Year in Review: Changes in PTAB Practice in 2018