Amy McMahon

Amy McMahon assists the firm in patent prosecution primarily in the areas adeno-associated virus gene therapy, antibodies, antibody-like molecules, peptides and oligonucleotides.

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Fighting Fungi: When Comparative Evidence Is A Must

Posted by Amy McMahon on Mar 22, 2017

Amy McMahon

It is well established that objective evidence of nonobviousness (e.g., commercial success, long-felt but unresolved needs, unexpected results, etc.) must be taken into account when evaluating the obviousness of a claimed invention. This standard applies during patent prosecution, in proceedings before the PTAB, and in litigation. However, as demonstrated by a recent IPR decision involving Kyle Bass’s Coalition for Affordable Drugs (IPR2015-01776), it can be can be challenging to provide sufficient evidence of unexpected results and long-felt need.

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Topics: Kyle Bass, BioPharma

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