Tag Archives: Sovereign

Professor Nguyen on Sovereign Patent Funds

Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen explores government created and funded patent funds in Sovereign Patent Funds recently published in the UC Davis Law Review.  In part, Professor Nguyen reviews and analyzes the sovereign patent funds of numerous countries and investigates their role … Continue reading

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PTAB’s Sovereign Power Superior to State/Tribes

Government Brief Faults Tribal Immunity Logic On June 4th, the Federal Circuit will hear arguments in Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.  As a reminder this case will explore whether principles of sovereign immunity prevent the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Issues Stay in St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Sovereign Immunity Appeal

By Kevin E. Noonan — The Federal Circuit has granted the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's motion for stay in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, in St. Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. In … Continue reading

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Patent IPRs and Allergan’s Sovereign Immunity Defense

In an age of rising healthcare costs, pharmaceutical companies can be an easy target in calls for patent reform.  Patent protection helps drug manufacturers recoup their investment in developing the new drug,.  It also prevents generic manufacturers from releasing the … Continue reading

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St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (and Allergan) File Motion to Preclude PTAB Decision on Sovereign Immunity

By Kevin E. Noonan — The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and Allergan filed a joint motion late last week before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), arguing that its Notice of Appeal divested the … Continue reading

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