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The Court denies a petition for review of American Axle and Manufacturing v. Neapco despite requests from the US government, BIO and former PTO director Kappos that it take up the case to provide greater clarity on the types of inventions that may be patented.
At Solicitor General’s Urging, Supreme Court May Take Up Patent Eligibility Dispute Riling Biopharma
Federal Circuit’s rulings on subject matter patent eligibility have fractured the court, the US government says in advising the high court to review American Axle v. Neapco to provide clarity. BIO, former PTO director Kappos and Sen. Tillis also urge Supreme Court to hear the case.
Justice Ginsburg wrote two decisions in pharmaceutical related-cases over the past decade, joined the majority in opinions on the scope of patents, and dissented in decisions giving protection to generic manufacturers and speech of pharmaceutical companies. Her death could impact the outcome of cases challenging the Affordable Care Act.
Emergence of the inter partes review process dramatically changed the patent dispute arena. The decade also brought biosimilar litigation, generic price-fixing complaints, opioid lawsuits and new government investigations and antitrust actions.
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