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Category: Appeals

SSJR’s Successful Challenge of Audience Response And Polling System Patent by Ex-Parte Reexamination Affirmed on Appeal


In March 2007, SSJR submitted a request to U.S. Patent Office for an Ex-Parte Reexamination of U.S. Patent Re. 35,449, owned by Fleetwood Group, Inc., citing prior art references believed to render many of the claims of the Fleetwood patent unpatentable and invalid. The U.S. Patent Office agreed with SSJR and issued final rejections […]

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November 4, 2010 by in Appeals

SSJR Wins Appeal Establishing Clear Precedent That Kit Claims Covering FDA Drugs Are Invalid Because Drug Labels Do Not Constitute Patentable Subject Matter


In early 2009, Astra Zeneca filed for a preliminary injunction in New Jersey District Court to prevent SSJR client Apotex from launching its generic version of AZ’s Pulmicort Respules (budesonide). AZ asserted among other things that Apotex’s launch would infringe the kit claims in U.S. Patent No. 6,598,603 and No. 6,899,099. The […]

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November 2, 2010 by in Appeals

SSJR wins Trademark Appeal in China


Navigating intellectual property laws in China continues to be a challenge; however, SSJR recently won its appeal against the refusal to register the mark FMS on behalf of its client Friction Materials Standards Institute, Inc. The initial examiner rejected the application, citing a prior trademark for FMS as an obstacle to registration. SSJR worked with local counsel to […]

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April 22, 2010 by in Appeals