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Two important biotech legal rulings:

First the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on May 30 issued a ruling re-affirming its earlier vacated decision that Eli Lilly’s patent on Prozac is invalid for double patenting. The court’s earlier decision had been vacated and this ruling invalidates the patent on similar grounds but with different analysis. Barr Laboratories the opposing party plans […]

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Law firm prosecutes important vaccine patent

MIT’s Technology Review, May Edition cites United States Patent 6,136,320 as one of the top five patents issued in 2000 that has the potential to transform existing businesses or create entire new industries. The patent, prosecuted by Heidi Nebel of the firm deals with transgenic plants that function as edible vaccines. The plant is engineered […]

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EDMUND J. SEASE HONORED AS DRAKE LAW SCHOOL’S 2001 ALUMNI OF THE YEAR

On March 3, 2001, as part of the School’s annual Supreme Court Day Banquet, Ed Sease was named as Drake Law School’s 2001 Alumni of the Year. The Executive Committee of the Drake Law School’s Board of Counselors selected him as the sole recipient of this year’s award.A few examples of past honorees are: Governor […]

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FIRM CASE IS ON THE WAY TO THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

The Supreme Court only accepts a very few patent cases as part of its discretionary review practice. One of the cases handled by Ed Sease of our firm is on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, JEM Ag Supply v. Pioneer Hi-Bred International. The issue of key significance to the agricultural biotechnology industry involves […]

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