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Is Intellectual Property a Hurdle for Transferring Technology to Developing Countries? If so, How High of a Hurdle?

Is Intellectual Property a Hurdle for Transferring Technology to Developing Countries? If so, How High of a Hurdle?

It might appear that intellectual property protection has a positive impact on a country’s economic development. According to Professor François Dessemontet, “there is a strong correlation between the rate of patents sought by enterprise and the general level of economic developments.” … Read More

It might appear that intellectual property protection has a positive impact on a country’s economic development. According to Professor François Dessemontet, “there is a strong correlation between the rate of patents sought by enterprise and the general level of economic developments.” … Read more

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Reach-Through Rights and the Patentability, Enforcement, and Licensing of Patents on Drug Discovery Tools

Reach-Through Rights and the Patentability, Enforcement, and Licensing of Patents on Drug Discovery Tools

A novel, nonobvious Discovery Tool and its use can be the subject of valid patent claims, but patent claims that reach through to cover as-of-yet-undiscovered drug products generally fail to meet the written description and enablement requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 112. Notwithstanding the Supreme … Read More

A novel, nonobvious Discovery Tool and its use can be the subject of valid patent claims, but patent claims that reach through to cover as-of-yet-undiscovered drug products generally fail to meet the written description and enablement requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 112. Notwithstanding the Supreme … Read more

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PROMETHEUS LABORATORIES V. MAYO COLLABORATIVE SERVICES

PROMETHEUS LABORATORIES V. MAYO COLLABORATIVE SERVICES

Case note concerning PROMETHEUS LABORATORIES V. MAYO COLLABORATIVE SERVICES Update Sept. 4, 2011:  The Supreme Court has granted cert to the appeal of this decison (for a second time) and thus this comment may not accurately reflect the state of the law.Read More

Case note concerning PROMETHEUS LABORATORIES V. MAYO COLLABORATIVE SERVICES Update Sept. 4, 2011:  The Supreme Court has granted cert to the appeal of this decison (for a second time) and thus this comment may not accurately reflect the state of the law.Read more