Friday, April 13, 2012

FindLaw Drugs & Biotechnology Summaries - April 06-12 Weekly Digest

FindLaw logo

Weekly Opinion Summaries
Drugs & Biotechnology Cases

April 06-12, 2012 Weekly Drugs & Biotechnology Newsletter
You may forward this e-mail in its entirety.

Table of Contents

Drugs & Biotechnology Cases

FindLaw's case summaries are copyrighted material and are not intended for republication without prior approval. You may, however, freely redistribute this e-mail in its entirety. To view the full-text of cases you must sign in to


Drugs & Biotechnology Cases

United States Federal Circuit, 04/09/2012
Aventis Pharma S.A. v. Hospira, Inc., No. 2011-1018
In patent infringement litigation over pharmaceutical patents related to the administration of a chemotherapy cancer drug, the Federal Circuit affirms the district court's judgment finding that certain claims were invalid for obviousness, another claim was not infringed, and that both patents were unenforceable for inequitable conduct, where: 1) the patentee did not narrow the ordinary meaning of "perfusion" in one claim by either acting as its own lexicographer or disclaiming claim scope; 2) the district court's unchallenged finding that the claimed stock solutions were obvious in light of the prior art rendered the "composition" in another claim obvious; and 3) the inventor intentionally withheld material prior art references with the intent to deceive the PTO. Read more...

Related Resources
Work Smarter with Legal Technology
Compensation for the Attorney "Of Counsel" to Your Law Firm

FindLaw includes summaries of all Supreme and Appellate Court slip opinions posted on the official Illinois Courts site. FindLaw summaries include opinions that have not yet been released for publication and may be subject to modification, correction or withdrawal. Check the Illinois Courts site to determine if a specific opinion has been released before relying on that case as precedent.

We value your comments! Please take a moment to tell us what you think by sending us an e-mail.
Subscription Information
Click here to subscribe to a FindLaw Newsletter. To unsubscribe, click here.
Advertising Information
For more information about advertising in FindLaw Newsletters, click here.
800 W. California Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94086

You are currently subscribed to ccc-drugs as: .
To manage your newsletter accounts go to: