December 23, 2013

BioPharma Patents Quick Tips and News – November/December 2013

By Leanne M. Rakers, Principal

QUICK TIPS

A. Three Tips for Overcoming U.S. Obviousness Rejections

  1. Argue no PFO first
  2. Use a selection argument
  3. Teaching away

B. Restriction practice in Art Unit 1600 (Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry)

QUICK NEWS

A. Pharmaceutical combinations: Recent Case Law

B. New reporting requirements for transfers of pharmaceutical patent rights

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