Fed. Circ. Unimpressed By Stem Cell Patent Standing Claims

Law360, Washington (March 13, 2014, 6:51 PM EDT) -- A Federal Circuit panel on Thursday seemed unimpressed with Consumer Watchdog's claims that it was substantially injured when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office refused to invalidate a University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell patent, saying the harm amounted to little more than “mere speculation.”

Although Consumer Watchdog — which had unsuccessfully sought to invalidate a human stem cell patent owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in a USPTO re-examination — maintained it has a congressionally mandated right to invalidate erroneous patents, the appeals court said that doesn't...
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