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Federal Circuit Jurisdiction Over Patent Contract Disputes

In a precedential order issued in Jang v. Boston Scientific Corp., the Federal Circuit held that it has jurisdiction over the parties’ patent-related contract dispute under Gunn v. Minton even though the patents at issue have been invalidated. Despite having found Federal Circuit jurisdiction, the court denied the parties’ petition for permission to bring an … Continue reading this entry

Federal Circuit Finds No Written Description for "Analogs"

In Boston Scientific Corp. v. Johnson & Johnson, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s determination that a series of stent patents are invalid for failing to satisfy the written description requirement of 35 USC § 112, first paragraph. The claims at issue recite stents that elute certain rapamycin “analogs,” but the patents did not … Continue reading this entry