litigating inequitable conduct, and (2) patents will cost less to
the risk of inequitable conduct to patent applicants will provide a
According to one study, in 80 percent of all patent infringement cases, the defendant accuses the patent owner of inequitable conduct.
What is inequitable conduct and why has the case law surrounding it led, according to the Federal Circuit in its recent decision, to "numerous unforeseen and unintended consequences" rendering inequitable conduct the "atomic bomb of patent law"?
We are pleased that the Federal Circuit has tightened the standards for finding inequitable contact, and reversed the decision that found our patent unenforceable," said Scott Stoffel, a spokesperson for Abbott.
However, the defendants' attorney fee awards resulting from the original inequitable conduct finding by Judge William Alsup in 2008 might not be in the same safety zone; Becton Dickinson was awarded $6 million; Bayer's award is confidential.
If Congress passes legislation weakening the inequitable
conduct doctrine, consumers and the federal government will pay a significant price rather than enjoy the benefits afforded under the current system," it says.
situation must be brought to a speedy close and a more just system put in place.
toughened the standards for pleading inequitable conduct.
It will be much more difficult to craft an allegation of inequitable conduct that will withstand scrutiny under this new standard," says Peter Midgley, a member of Zarian Midgley & Johnson who represents one of the defendants in Exergen.
doctrine of inequitable conduct itself rests in equity rather than an
Third, the doctrine of inequitable conduct asserts the best way for a
According to the firm, the court imposed an adverse inference that Regeneron's agents had intended to deceive the USPTO during prosecution of the '018 patent and found that the "application of these inferences to the Court's prior finding of materiality appears to lead inexorably to one final determination: That Regeneron engaged in inequitable
conduct in connection with the prosecution of the '018 patent.
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