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SSJR Successfully Appeals Rejection of a Patent Application for an Endoscope for Fixing Optical Fibers Therein

SSJR succeeded in securing a Notice of Allowance of all pending Claims of a patent application directed to an Endoscope for Fixing Optical Fibers Therein. Upon receiving a Final Rejection from the USPTO, SSJR filed an Appeal Brief and successfully convinced the Examiner, prior to submitting an Examiner’s Answer, to withdraw the rejections and […]

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May 6, 2011 by in Appeals

SSJR Successfully Appeals Rejection of a Touchscreen Imaging System Patent Application in the European Patent Office

SSJR succeeded in securing reversal of the rejection of all claims issued by the examining division of the European Patent Office following an appeal to the Board of Appeals of the European Patent Office. The patent application relates to a touchscreen controller and interface for a video imaging system. Patent issuance […]

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November 20, 2010 by in 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