Friday, August 18, 2006

US Top Ten Patent Cases

Here are the current "Top Ten" from Professor Hal Wegner:
  1. KSR v. Teleflex: § 103 nonobviousness standard
  2. Tamoxifen Citrate: “Reverse payment” settlement antitrust
  3. MedImmune v. Genentech: Licensee patent validity challenges
  4. Microsoft v AT & T: § 271(f) export of unpatented component
  5. Integra v. Merck: Experimental use; safe harbor
  6. Apotex v. Pfizer: DJ invalidity action against drug patentee
  7. Amgen v. HMR: Cybor de novo claim construction review
  8. Scruggs v. Monsanto: Patent misuse – tying
  9. Voda v. Cordis: Transnational patent enforcement
  10. In re Nuijten: § 101 patent-eligibility of claim to “signal

The new term of the U.S. Supreme Court starts on October 2, 2006. "No. 3 MedImmune is the only scheduled patent argument so far for Wednesday, October 4th. At the beginning of the Term, an Orders List will announce further grants of certiorari," writes the Good Professor.

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