Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Medicines Co. beats USPTO in angiomax deadline case

In The Medicines Co. v. Kappos, 10cv286, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria), the drug company whipped the USPTO and Kappos with Judge Hilton finding the USPTO misinterpreted federal law when it found that Medicines Co. missed a deadline to file to extend the patent term.

see previous IPBiz post:


While the USPTO was taking a beating in court, the FBI was being ridiculed by wikipedia, whose lawyers wrote to the FBI folks:

"While we appreciate your desire to revise the statute to reflect your expansive vision of it," the site's lawyers wrote, "the fact is that we must work with the actual language of the statute, not the aspirational version ... that you forwarded to us." The site went on to politely decline the request and indicate it would gladly see the feds in court: "Badges and identification cards are physical manifestations that may be used by a possessor to invoke the authority of the federal government. An encyclopedia article is not." [from FBI fights to protect its seal from Internet encyclopedians ]

All this under a lawyer president?


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