PTAB Finds Favor In Court; Novartis Is Latest To Strike Out In Challenge
Federal Circuit affirms US Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision against Gilenya composition patent a week after upholding board decision on Exelon Patch patents; court has reviewed 200 PTAB decisions and affirmed 158 of them.
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