Meeting Notes Linked to Notice in Federal Register Qualify as Prior Art

The Federal Circuit upheld a PTAB decision in which meeting materials published on the FDA website and linked to in a notice in the Federal Register (“Notice”) were sufficiently accessible to constitute “printed publication” prior art in Jazz Pharm. Inc. v Amneal Pharm. LLC, No. 2017-1671, 2018 WL 3400764 (Fed. Cir. July 13, 2018). The […]

PTAB Narrowly Interprets Prior Art Disclosure Concerning Dosing to Shoot Down Anticipation Challenge

A recent PTAB order found that instituted claims were not unpatentable as anticipated under § 102(b) despite the prior art patent’s disclosure of the administration of the API and a range that subsumed the claimed range of doses.  Koios Pharmaceuticals LLC v. Medac Gesellschaft Für Klinische Spezialpräparate mbH et al., IPR2016-01370, Paper 54, (PTAB Feb. […]

PTAB Rejects Evidence Presented for First Time in Reply Papers and Upholds Patent

Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. filed a Petition for a post-grant review of claims 1 to 13 of U.S. Patent No. 8,859,623 (“the 623 patent”) owned by Paragon Bioteck, Inc.  The primary issue was whether Petitioner’s product—which qualified as 102(a) prior art—met the limitations of the ’623 patent claims and therefore rendered the claims obvious.  The Board […]