Tagged as: IPR

Biologics IPR Updates

Last week, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) denied institution of four IPR petitions on biologics-related patents.  First, the Board denied institution of IPR2017-01987 and IPR2017-01988, both filed by Sandoz Inc.  These IPRs sought to challenge U.S. Patent Nos. 8,911,737 and 8,974,790, respectively, both owned by AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd., and…

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Full Federal Circuit to Decide Whether Some IPR Institution Decisions are Reviewable

On January 4, 2017, the Federal Circuit granted a motion for en banc rehearing in Wi-Fi One LLC v. Broadcom Corp., No. 2015-1944.  In the original Wi-Fi One decision, the court held that, due to binding precedent, it could not review the PTAB’s decision to institute IPR over the Patent Owner’s assertions that the petition…

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Update on IPR Estoppel

Law360 has published an article by contributing editors here at Big Molecule Watch.  The article, titled “IPR Estoppel Takes Shape,” looks at recent cases that discuss the scope of estoppel stemming from inter partes review proceedings.  Click here for a link to the article.

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