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Mitchell IP LAW Alert – Celebrex Use Patent Invalid

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia invalidated Pfizer’s method-of-use patent on its Celebrex painkiller. The basic chemical patent on Clebrex will lapse May 30, 2014.  Pfizer hoped the method-of-use patent would allow it to maintain market exclusivity on Celebrex through Dec. 2, 2015. Pfizer currently enjoys $3 billion in annual sales from […]

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Mitchell IP Law Alert – Pay To Delay: FTC Finally Bags A Big One

Those engaged in the generic drug business are well familiar with the long term efforts by the Federal Trade Commission to obtain a significant anti-trust judgement in a so-called “Pay to Delay” action.  Cephalon Inc. agreed Thursday to pay $1.2 billion to settle a long-running antitrust suit.  Cephalon was accused of paying generic drug makers […]

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MITCHELL HONORED BY PEERS

MITCHELL HONORED BY PEERS AS AMONG BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA We are pleased to announce that James A. Mitchell has again been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of: Litigation – Intellectual Property Law, And Patent and Trademark Law.  This makes more than […]

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Does Your Company Have A 21st Century Employee Intellectual Property Agreement?

When was your company employee intellectual property agreement written?  When was it last reviewed?  Does it deal with confidential information leaks occasioned by an employee’s use of personal computers for company business?  We recommend including a provision such a All work done by Employee which relates to the activities of the Company shall be done […]

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Mitchell IP Law Alert – Celebrex Use Patent Invalid

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia invalidated Pfizer’s method-of-use patent on its Celebrex painkiller. The basic chemical patent on Clebrex will lapse May 30, 2014.  Pfizer hoped the method-of-use patent would allow it to maintain market exclusivity on Celebrex through Dec. 2, 2015. Pfizer currently enjoys $3 billion in annual sales from […]

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Former DOW Chemical Patent Litigation Chief Joins Mitchell IP Law

Mitchell IP law is pleased to welcome Bruce M. Kanuch into the firm. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, his Juris Doctorate Law degree from the University of Minnesota. Bruce specializes in patent prosecution, trademark and copyright law and related contract drafting and negotiation. He was in house patent counsel and patent litigation […]

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