2 June 2016AmericasPorter Fleming and Jason Kanter

Raising the bar to patentability

On May 5, 2016, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit—sitting en banc—heard arguments to address whether an inventor’s use of third-party manufacturing services triggers the on-sale bar to the patentability of an invention, while the same activities conducted in-house would not implicate the same statute. The case is The Medicines Company v Hospira. The issues before the 12-judge en banc Federal Circuit are of particular concern to biotechnology innovators as many use third-party contractors to develop or manufacture their products.

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