Sigma-Aldrich Files Reply to Broad’s Opposition to Sigma’s Substantive Preliminary Motion No. 1 to Deny Priority Benefit in Interference No. 106,133

By Kevin E. Noonan — On December 3rd, Senior Party Sigma-Aldrich filed its Preliminary Motion No. 1 that asked the Board to deny the Broad Institute, Harvard University, and MIT (collectively, Broad) benefit of its US Provisional Application No. 61/736,527, filed December 12, 2012 (termed “P1”), pursuant to 37 CFR § 41.121(a)(1) and SO ¶¶ … Read more

Federal Trade Commission Urges SCOTUS to Deny AbbVie Petition

“Although there was no direct evidence of AbbVie’s subjective intent, the district court inferred subjective intent from the fact that AbbVie’s lawyers were very experienced with patent matters and would know that litigation would delay generic competition.” On Wednesday, May 19, the response brief of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was filed with the US … Read more