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Amgen v. Sandoz: Federal Circuit Interprets “Patent Dance” Provisions of BPCIA to Permit Biosimilar Applicant to Refuse to Disclose Application and Manufacturing Information

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit interpreted for the first time provisions relating to patent infringement contained in the Biologic Products Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) in Amgen v. Sandoz.  Although the decision was seriously fractured, the consequences are clear.  First, a biosimilar applicant is not required to disclose to the reference product sponsor (i.e., the innovator biologic drug maker, RPS) either its application ...

Obtaining Design Rights Using the Hague System: A Guide for U.S. Practitioners

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) began accepting applications under The Hague Agreement on May 13, 2015. Under The Hague Agreement, U.S. applicants may now apply for design protection in more than 60 jurisdictions by filing a single International Design Application (IDA) in English with the USPTO.  However, filing an IDA under The Hague Agreement is not something to attempt without some significant planning up front.  ...

Six “P’s” of Professional Legal Writing

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Writing well takes commitment, practice, hard work, and a solid writing process. For many lawyers, writing well does not come easy. Lawyers also write for sophisticated and discerning readers: judges and clients.   This session covers the six “P”s of professional legal writing: Professional, Practice, Process, Preference, Placement and Punctuation. Lawyers must realize and embrace they are Professional writers. As professional ...

Microsoft v. Motorola: Royalty Rates for Standard Essential Patents

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In July 2015, the Ninth Circuit decided the Microsoft v. Motorola case relating to the method of calculating royalty rates for standard essential patents, the procedural tools available to a standards adopters to challenge the royalty rates being offered by a standard, and the role of the Georgia Pacific factors in evaluating rates for standards essential patents, among other topics.  This briefing will share with practitioners what they ...

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