Jeremy at PatLit reports that
It’s autumn in Washington, DC and time for patent litigators’ thoughts to turn to Washington Redskins football and U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments. Following its recent practice of granting certiorari in a relatively large number of patent-related cases (by historical standards, at least), the SCOTUS has accepted three patent cases this term. Two cases will be argued next week. The third will be argued in early January. Here’s a preview of all three cases:
Patent Eligibility. The most closely-watched case is Mayo Collaborative Services (d/b/a Mayo Medical Laboratories) v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. (No. 10-1153), an appeal from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit considering the patent eligibility of medical processes. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. owns U.S. Patent No. 6,355,623, entitled “Method of treating IBD/Crohn’s Disease and related conditions wherein drug metabolite levels in host blood cells determine subsequent dosage,” andread on
Jeremy at PatLit reports that Last year we made reference to Teva vs AstraZeneca action (Crestor) and the negative impact of plaintiff’s own words (here). Yesterday Teva’s appeal has been dismissed by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
We read in the decission (here):
“Because AstraZeneca conceded infringement for the limited purpose of its summary judgment motion, and because Teva maintains the allegation of infringement upon which its suit is based, it is undisputed for the purpose of this appeal that AstraZeneca’s drug is an embodiment within the scope of the asserted claims. See Evans Cooling Sys., Inc. v. Gen. Motors Corp., 125 F.3d 1448, 1451 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (“Although [defendant] bore the burden of proving that the [asserted prior art/accused product] embodied the patented invention or rendered it obvious for purposes of the summary judgment motion, this burden is met byread on15.02.12 | Patents