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Generic drugmaker loses in Hatch-Waxman patent case

Structure of bivalirudin, via Wikimedia Commons. Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment perilous, decision difficult. The world has changed beyond measure since Hippocrates laid down that maxim 2400 years ago. Yet that fundamental difficulty of knowing what to expect in the context of medicine was at the heart of a cutting-edge pharmaceutical patent decision that Judge Amy J. St. Eve handed down in the Northern District of.. Read More

7th Circuit doesn’t take Whirlpool to the cleaners

A modified version of this post, coauthored with Andrew Kitchel, has been posted on Valpo Law Blog. A Whirlpool washing machine (but probably not one of the machines at issue), via Pavel Ševela / Wikimedia Commons.   On October 16, the Seventh Circuit ended a nine-year battle between Whirlpool and a former supplier that combined aspects of contract and patent law. The court ruled that the companies had a license.. Read More

Climate necessity defense may go to trial in Michigan

    The stakes in the fight over climate change could not be higher, and a Michigan jury may soon have the chance to judge those stakes for themselves.   Here is the background: Early in the morning on June 24, 2013, local activist Chris Wahmhoff skateboarded deep into a pipeline segment on an Enbridge Line 6B construction site in Marshall, Michigan. When he emerged after having stopped work on.. Read More

Software patent survives motion to dismiss

Cross-posted from Valpo Law Blog.   On September 29th, Judge Virginia Kendall of the Northern District of Illinois denied Citigroup’s motion to dismiss a patent infringement suit brought by Card Verification Solutions, LLC, based on a software patent. This was the first time any Illinois or Indiana court applied the Supreme Court’s Alice v. CLS Bank decision from earlier this year, in which the high court substantially raised the bar.. Read More