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USPTO issues Section 101 memorandum on Vanda v West-Ward

Michael Loney, New York

Memorandum addresses the question of how to evaluate the patent eligibility of method of treatment claims in light of the Federal Circuit decision in Vanda

USPTO logoThe USPTO has released a memorandum to patent examiners in response to the Federal Circuit’s April 13 holding in Vanda Pharmaceuticals v West-Ward Pharmaceuticals.

The court found the claims for patent covering a method of treating a patient having...

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