Search Results: test Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Bayer v. Watson Laboratories

In this case, Goodwin attorneys persuaded the Federal Circuit to reverse a district court decision and find a patent relating to an orally disintegrating tablet formulation of vardenafil (an erectile dysfunction treatment branded as Staxyn) invalid for obviousness.  The unanimous Federal Circuit decision held that the district court’s purported credibility…

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology v. Shire

Goodwin represented MIT and the Children’s Medical Center Corporation in a dispute against Shire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Shire Regenerative Medicine, Inc. (collectively, “Shire”) for infringement of two patents concerning the production of a three-dimensional scaffolding that would allow pre-grown cells to produce organ tissue in a patient. Goodwin prevailed in…

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Acorda Therapeutics Inc. and Alkermes Pharma Ireland Limited v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. Amicus Brief

Goodwin filed an amicus brief on behalf of its client, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., in this precedent-setting personal jurisdiction case. Goodwin lawyers argued (and the Federal Circuit ultimately held) that specific personal jurisdiction exists in patent-litigation cases under the Hatch-Waxman Act in any jurisdiction in which an ANDA filer will…

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Actelion Clinical Research, Inc., et al. v. Apotex Inc., et al. Amicus Brief

Shire filed a suit for patent infringement under the Hatch-Waxman Act based on Amneal’s filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA). In its suit, Shire sued not only Amneal, the generic pharmaceutical company, but also Johnson Matthey, a company that supplies ingredients for generic products but does not sell…

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Teva Pharmaceuticals USA v. Sandoz

For years, the Federal Circuit was divided over the proper standard of review for claim construction, with precedent providing that review of subsidiary fact-findings is de novo even as several circuit judges objected. In this precedent-setting case, Goodwin attorneys successfully persuaded the Supreme Court to review the standard of review…

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