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On-Sale Bar and the AIA: New Language, Same Meaning

Despite a change in statutory language, the applicability of the on-sale bar to pursuing patent rights under the America Invents Act (AIA) is unchanged from prior law, said the Federal Circuit in Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Here, the Federal Circuit held that the on-sale bar of the AIA applies to commercial sales regardless of whether the...

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