Plant Variety Protection Office Now Accepting Applications For Asexually Reproduced Plants

Elizabeth Freeman Rosenzweig, a Morrison & Foerster law clerk in our San Francisco office, Biology PhD, and JD candidate at Berkeley Law, contributed to the writing of this article. On January 6, 2020, the Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO) released the final version of its …›

Crossing Borders

Partner Janet Xiao, who leads the firm’s China Life Sciences Group, co-authored an article with associate Can Cui for Intellectual Property Magazine, titled “Crossing Borders,” which explores technology transfer opportunities emerging from import rules in China. The authors note that Chinese companies are eager to …›

Analyzing Biologics Under the Doctrine of Equivalents and Prosecution History Estoppel

In a recent decision, Ajinomoto v. ITC, the Federal Circuit addressed the issues of doctrine of equivalents and prosecution history estoppel as applied to patent claims reciting specific amino acid sequence of a biologic. On appeal, the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision by the …›

AI Patent Policy – Calling all Life Sciences Practitioners

In the life sciences, artificial intelligence (AI) may be facilitating a sea change in how diseases are diagnosed, prognosed, and treated, and even how therapies are discovered and produced. Indeed, it is possible for AI to provide insights into disease and treatment that could …›