Tagged as: USPTO

Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB Finding that Rituxan® Biogen Patent is Invalid

As we previously reported, in October 2018, Pfizer persuaded the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that the claims of Biogen’s U.S. Patent No. 8,821,873, directed to a method of treating lymphoma with anti-CD20 antibodies and covering the cancer therapeutic RITUXAN (rituximab), were unpatentable on obviousness grounds. After appealing to…

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USPTO Announces AIA Fee Increase

On July 31, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) outlining proposed increases in patent fees in a number of categories. In particular, America Invents Act (AIA) fees are subject to a 26% increase, substantially more than the 5% increase in…

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Agency Activity During Government Shutdown

As the government shutdown continues, administrative agencies have been updating the public on their operating status. The FDA has released a statement on its website explaining that its operations will “continue to the extent permitted by law, such as activities necessary to address imminent threats to the safety of human…

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