Fed. Circ. Revives Leo Psoriasis Drug Patent

Law360, New York (August 12, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday reversed a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision invalidating a Leo Pharmaceutical Products Ltd. patent for a psoriasis treatment, ruling the office ignored "compelling" evidence that the patent should not have been found obvious.

When it reexamined the patent at the request of Leo's rival Galderma SA, the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board concluded that it would have been obvious in view of three older patents. However, the Federal Circuit said that those patents did not address the problems with storing the drug that Leo solved with its invention.

Leo's patent solving the problem was...

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