Covid 19 Update

On Friday, May 29, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially launched the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (CTAP), an initiative which is intended to improve access to treatments, vaccines and other medical technologies which are developed in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Acorda Therapeutics Decision & Dominant Patent Doctrine

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. et. al. v. Roxane Laboratories, Inc. et. al. No. 2017-2078, 2017-2134 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 10, 2018) Background The Federal Circuit's ANDA Acorda decision affirming the district court's decision to invalidate several Acorda patents under 35 USC 103 was in my…

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Welcome to McGurk – Intellectual Property Law Blog

When I first started my intellectual property (IP) career in 1983, I was a patent examiner in the chemical arts at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). I worked in one law firm for 28 years, a second firm for about…

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