Fed. Circ. OKs PTAB's Trim Of Luitpold Iron Patents

Law360 (April 12, 2018, 7:34 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday affirmed a set of Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions trimming two of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s iron patents, shooting down the Daiichi Sankyo Co. company's push for relief.

In two rulings from December 2016 and January 2017, the board trimmed a total of 25 claims from U.S. Patent Numbers 7,754,702 and 8,431,549, both of which cover administering stable, high doses of iron. A three-judge panel cleared that decision without expanding on its reasoning.

Specifically, the PTAB invalidated 16 of the '702 patent's 57 claims and 9 of the '549 patent's 23 claims. The board also upheld...

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