Functional Claim Limitations “Raises the Bar for Enablement”

by Dennis Crouch Amgen v. Sanofi and Regeneron (Fed. Cir. 2021) The decision here provides another anti-functional-limitation decision — this time rendering Amgen’s monoclonal antibody claims invalid.  Although enablement decisions traditionally differed greatly between biotech and computer innovations, the decision here relies heavily on the Federal Circuit’s recent software decision in McRO, Inc. v. Bandai Namco Games Am. Inc., 959 F.3d 1091 (Fed. Cir. 2020). The first jury sided with Amgen, t...
Tags: Law, Patent, Fed, Amgen, Andrews, Sanofi, Federal Circuit, Regeneron, Dennis Crouch, Sanofi Regeneron, McRO Inc, Bandai Namco Games Am Inc, Regeneron Fed, AbbVie Fed

Functional Claim “Raises the Bar for Enablement”

by Dennis Crouch Amgen v. Sanofi and Regeneron (Fed. Cir. 2021) The decision here provides another anti-functional-limitation decision — this time rendering Amgen’s monoclonal antibody claims invalid.  Although enablement decisions traditionally differed greatly between biotech and computer innovations, the decision here relies heavily on the Federal Circuit’s recent software decision in McRO, Inc. v. Bandai Namco Games Am. Inc., 959 F.3d 1091 (Fed. Cir. 2020). The first jury sided with Amgen, t...
Tags: Law, Patent, Fed, Amgen, Andrews, Sanofi, Federal Circuit, Regeneron, Dennis Crouch, Sanofi Regeneron, McRO Inc, Bandai Namco Games Am Inc, Regeneron Fed, AbbVie Fed, Greg R Vetter Patent Law

At the Tuesday Night Cafe...

 ... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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The Economy Ate Our Homework, Say Law Schools — See Also

Comparison Shopping: Ever need to know which firm offers a better path to partnership? Our new transparency guide can help. At the very least, look up your own firm and play "grass is greener" with us! The Shoe's On The Other Foot Now: Law schools ask the teacher for an extension when it comes to reporting job statistics. "Can you ask us if graduates are 'full-time, J.D.-required job at any point this decade' please?" Lost And Found: Hackers claim to have gotten their hands on Jones Day files....
Tags: Law, David Schoen, See Also

All Is Well In Napa Valley

And thread counts have not fallen at the Four Seasons.
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Senior Finance & Derivatives Associate Attorney in NY [Sponsored]

Do you have 3-5 years of structured finance, securitization and CLO experience? Look no further.
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Anti-Counterfeit Tag Team

Ultimately, as long as counterfeiting remains a profitable enterprise, there will be those that will be willing to break the law by selling counterfeit products.
Tags: Law, Intellectual Property, Counterfeiting, Ferragamo, Gaston Kroub

Drug Policy Alliance launches "Uprooting the Drug War" to highlight myriad harms of drug criminalization

As detailed in this press release, "the Drug Policy Alliance announced the launch of a major new initiative — Uprooting the Drug War — with the release of a series of reports and interactive website that aim to expose the impact of the war on drugs beyond arrest and incarceration."  Here is more on this important effirt: The project is designed to engage activists across sectors and issues in understanding and dismantling the ways in which the war on drugs has infiltrated and shaped many other ...
Tags: New York, Law, Drug Policy Alliance, DPA, Douglas A Berman

Dutch court reinstates Covid curfew minutes before its start time

Earlier ruling that emergency powers were wrongly used is overturned, with full hearing due on FridayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA Dutch appeals court has ruled that the government’s controversial coronavirus curfew must stay in place until a hearing later this week to decide whether the measure is legal.The government had been stunned when a lower court judge ruled earlier that it must immediately lift the Netherlands’ first curfew since the second world war beca...
Tags: Europe, Law, World news, Netherlands, Coronavirus

You Know It’s Bad When The Court Decision Has A Table Of Contents: Part Deux

In this follow-up for Legal Operations readers, we explore another e-discovery disaster.
Tags: Technology, Law, Ediscovery, E-Discovery, Spoliation, Legal Operations, Mike Quartararo

Law School Deans Want More Time To Report Job Statistics Due To COVID-19

Delayed bar exams caused a major problem in the employment pipeline.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Quote Of The Day, Job Searches, Law School Deans, American Bar Association / ABA, Employment Statistics, COVID-19

Investigation Surfaces Following Dave Portnoy’s Tweets About Jose Canseco Taking A Dive

Portnoy is not afraid to push the envelope.
Tags: Law, Sports, Jose Canseco, Portnoy, Darren Heitner, Barstool Sports, Dave Portnoy

The Biden bench

President Joe Biden has pledged to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court if a vacancy occurs. In the meantime, he hopes to fill the rest of the federal judiciary with as many nominees as he can (some of whom could soon become SCOTUS... The post The Biden bench appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
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The NAACP is suing Trump, Giuliani, and 2 extremist groups for inciting the violent Capitol riot

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C on January 6, 2021. ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images The NAACP is suing Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani for their alleged connection to the Capitol riot. The suit also named the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers as defendants. It accuses them of violating the Klu Klux Klan Act by conspiring to incite a riot. Visit the Business section of Ins...
Tags: Politics, News, Mississippi, Law, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Getty Images, Gop, Washington Dc, Courts, The New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Giuliani

X1 Enterprise Now Integrates with RelativityOne for Remote Data Collection

The companies X1 and Relativity today announced that the X1 Enterprise Platform, which allows remote searching of data on the end-user’s machine, now integrates with RelativityOne Collect, an application for collecting data from various sources and custodians. The companies say the integration will simplify and streamline the remote collection of electronically stored information from employee laptops, company servers, cloud repositories and applications. The need for effective tools for remote ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Relativity, ESI

Coronavirus Update 2-16-2021: Are you monitoring your remote employees?

According to this article at, employers are using the COVID-19 pandemic as a justification to enhance their monitoring of employees' activities, specifically remote employees.As COVID-19's spread has prompted an expansion of work-from-home policies across various industries, the use of more-pervasive monitoring software, also known as "tattleware" or "bossware," has . The New York Times demonstrated how this software works, but the idea is simple: Once the software is installed, ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Law, New York Times, Gartner, Jon Hyman, Brian Kropp

Ethnicity and poverty are Covid risk factors, new Oxford modelling tool shows

Campaigners demand black, Asian and minority ethnic groups have higher priority for vaccinationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEthnicity and deprivation have for the first time been recognised as risk factors for severe Covid in new modelling, which will lead to nearly 2 million more people in England being advised to shield and 800,000 being fast-tracked for vaccines.The risk analysis tool, commissioned by the chief medical officer for England, Chris Whitty, from a t...
Tags: Health, England, Race, Society, UK News, Oxford, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Oxford University, Inequality, Coronavirus, Chris Whitty, COVID

Section 230 Protects App Store from Liability for Apps With Loot Boxes–Coffee v. Google

Many video games have loot boxes, where players can exchange valuable consideration (like in-game currency purchased for cash) for a chance to win something really valuable to gameplay. Because loot boxes may involve chance, consideration, and prizes, loot boxes may look like gambling. The plaintiffs in this case claim that loot boxes in video games are illegal gambling devices. The plaintiffs sued Google for offering videogames (specifically, Final Fantasy and Dragon Ball Z) with loot boxes in...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Coffee, Law, California, Court, Marketing, E-commerce, Plaintiffs, Licensing/Contracts, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, CLRA, ESRB, Loot Boxes Coffee

There Ought to Be a Law: Vaccine Queue Jumping

As coronavirus vaccines have begun to be available, we have seen several incidents of people “jumping the queue” and obtaining vaccines for which they are not eligible. Eventually, this should not be a problem, but now, when vaccines are scarce, it has been important to prioritize who is to be vaccinated in the first and next groups. Although different in different provinces (since vaccine distribution is a provincial matter), these groups have generally included residents and staff in long-term...
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"Underlying this insurrection were the actions of folks who were challenging the voices of people of color."

"If you look at whose votes were being challenged, these came from largely urban areas. The votes of people of color were being challenged." Said said Janette McCarthy Louard, deputy general counsel of the N.A.A.C.P. , quoted in   (NYT). The lawsuit contends that Mr. Trump and Mr. Giuliani violated the Ku Klux Klan Act, an 1871 statute that includes protections against violent conspiracies that interfered with Congress’s constitutional duties; the suit also names the Proud Boys, the far-righ...
Tags: Voting, Law, Congress, Giuliani, Trump, Capitol, Said, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, the Trump resistance, Janette McCarthy Louard

One thing and one thing only...

Let’s be clear. The refusal by Republicans to hold Trump accountable for committing the worst violation of the Constitution by a President in our Nation’s history is about one thing and one thing only: White Supremacy.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) February 16, 2021 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Trump, White Supremacy, Rob Reiner, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, what Trump did to the GOP, the Trump resistance

On LawNext: LaunchFactory Has Legal Tech Ideas, Seeks Founders To Run With Them

Have you ever wanted to found a tech company but needed the right idea? A California company called LaunchFactory has the ideas and is looking for founders to take them on – including in the legal tech space. The company takes a decidedly unique path to launching companies. Rather than invest in existing startups, it identifies and vets startup ideas and then recruits entrepreneurs to launch them, providing them with $300,000 in seed capital, domain advisors, incubation tools and off...
Tags: Google, Law, California, Chisum, LawNext, Brad Chisum, Alessandro Rinaldi

'People want imperfection': Hiam Abbass on Succession, Ramy and playing complex women

She is enigmatic Marcia Roy in Succession, but as the Egyptian-American mother in the award-winning Ramy, she’s a hoot. The Palestinian actor examines her many-layered rolesYou would be hard pressed to find two TV characters in 2021 with less in common than Marcia Roy and Maysa Hassan. The former is the enigmatic, sophisticated wife of billionaire patriarch Logan Roy in the HBO hit Succession. While the series is dominated by huge personalities, she is a mysterious presence – albeit one who is d...
Tags: Europe, Hbo, Television, Drama, Film, Israel, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Television & radio, Paris, Identity politics

Dutch court orders government to lift Covid curfew

Emergency powers wrongly used to enforce first curfew since Nazi occupation, judge rulesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA Dutch court has told the government to immediately lift a nationwide coronavirus curfew that sparked the worst riots in the Netherlands for decades.The government wrongly used emergency powers to bring in the first curfew since the Nazi occupation during the second world war, a judge at The Hague district court ruled. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Law, World news, Netherlands, Nazi, The Hague, Coronavirus

Artifex affordable housing project pays tribute to former Guardian columnist

Rent-to-buy flats take pseudonym of Salford rector Peter Green who served at nearby St Philip’s church“When the time comes for action” the priority should not be large hotels and super cinemas but “homes for the people”. These are not the words of a current Guardian columnist discussing a post-lockdown economic recovery, but those of Canon Peter Green in 1944. Headlined “Homes for the people”, his plea to prioritise housing in the government’s postwar recovery plans appeared in the Manchester Gu...
Tags: Housing, Communities, Society, UK News, Greater Manchester, Trinity, Salford, St Philip, Manchester Guardian, Peter Green, Canon Peter Green, Artifex Now Green

"He will obsessively listen to one song while working."

"He wrote one of his first plays to Leadbelly’s 'Ol’ Riley.' He listened to Bob Dylan’s 'Like a Rolling Stone' and 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' while writing 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern,' and John Lennon’s 'Mother' while writing the play 'Jumpers.'... [Tom Stoppard thinks] that art arises from difficulty and talent. 'Skill without imagination,' one of his characters says, 'is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us m...
Tags: Death, Writing, Law, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Bob, Rolling Stone, Beatles, Emotion, Tom Stoppard, Dylan, Rolling Stones, Rosencrantz, Ann Althouse, Leadbelly

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