In Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Natco Pharma Ltd (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit further expands the scope of references for non-statutory double patenting rejection. The key question of this case is whether a patent issued after but expires before another patent can be qualified as a double-patenting reference for that patent. 688 more words
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Apr. 07, 2014
Submitted ON THE BRIEFS. Panel: Judge: O’Malley, Judge: Mayer, Judge: Wallach
Docket available here.
The epic battle between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. could have resulted in the release of some juicy inside information. The Federal U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the tech giants do not have to reveal confidential profit and sales information. 374 more words