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Extending the Patentable Life of 3D Printers: A Lesson From the Pharmaceutical Industry

Modern innovation typically occurs one step-improvement at a time. Some clients initially question whether their new application of an existing technology is patentable. Usually, the answer is ‘yes.’ Under U.S. law (and most other jurisdictions), an innovation to an existing technology is patentable so long as at least one claim limitation is novel and non-obvious. … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Holds That a Law of Nature Applied Using Known and Obvious Steps Is Not Patent Eligible

By Kevin Capps On March 20, 2012, the Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Mayo Collaborative Services, DBA Mayo Medical Laboratories, et al. v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., with potentially far-reaching ramifications for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, particularly those developing diagnostic methods and assays.… Continue Reading

BIOTECHNOLOGY LEASINGSpecial Issues in Leasing Laboratory Space

By Doug Van Gessel Introduction Biotechnology laboratory facility leases present unique commercial leasing issues that landlords and tenants should anticipate if they are to achieve successful leases.  A diverse industry group, biotechnology companies encompass pharmaceuticals, life sciences, medical devices, medical diagnostics, bioinformatics, biotechnology, and other biosciences and related services companies.  The facilities requirements in this … Continue Reading
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