Elizabeth S. Weiswasser

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Intellectual Property

Weil Panelists Discuss Pending IP-Related Court Cases That Could Impact Your Business

Weiswasser: I’m going to cover a few of the patent cases that are before the Court this term. This term, the Court is going to be testing certain core questions of what can be patented and what is needed to show patent infringement, and also scrutinizing the circumstances in which fee-...

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FTC v. Actavis: The Supreme Court Decision And Going-Forward Scrutiny Of Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements

Introduction A controversy over what the Supreme Court has now defined as “reverse payment settlement agreements” has been brewing for years. A reverse payment settlement agreement is a settlement agreement resolving patent infringement litigation brought by an innovator against a...

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Biotechnology | Life Sciences

From Roche To Momenta: The Safe Harbor And The Current Landscape Of Biosimilars

Editor: Please tell us about your professional background. Weiswasser: My scientific training is in biochemistry and molecular biology, and I focus my patent litigation and counseling practice on the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Over the years I have worked extensively with...

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Written Description: The Federal Circuit's Search For Clarity Continues

Our article in the August 2004 issue of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel discussed the Federal Circuit's internal debate as to whether section 112 of the Patent Act contains a separate written description requirement. We concluded by noting that it remains to be seen whether the Federal Circuit...

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The Written Description Requirement: Can It Stand On Its Own? - Part II

Part I of this article, appearing in the July 2004 issue of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, discussed earlier case law's requirements of descriptive information required for patent validity.Federal Circuit Written Description Cases In 2003 Twice in 2003 the Federal Circuit reaffirmed the...

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