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Supreme Court to Hear On-Sale Bar Case

Posted on July 5, 2018 at 11:10 AM

The Supreme Court recently granted a petition for writ of certiori in Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharm. USA, Inc.  The court will be asked to determine whether the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) bars an inventor from selling to a third party when that third party has a duty of confidentiality to the seller.  Such an "on-sale" bar would prevent the inventor or assignee from filing a patent for that invention.

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