Fed. Circ. Told Only It Can Hear Patent Interference Appeal
Law360, New York (January 22, 2015, 8:34 PM EST) -- Appeals of Patent Trial and Appeal Board interference decisions should only be heard in the Federal Circuit, not in district courts, under changes implemented by the America Invents Act, Garnet BioTherapeutics Inc. told the appeals court in an amicus brief Wednesday.
Garnet's brief supports an argument by the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research and Bayer Pharma AG that a Massachusetts district judge correctly dismissed an appeal of an interference decision, filed in his court by Biogen Idec MA Inc., for lack of jurisdiction. The Federal Circuit will hear oral arguments March 4.
Appeals of interference decisions, in which the PTAB decides...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!