November 27, 2019 / 12:37 PM / 14 days ago

IN BRIEF: Federal Circuit orders second look at Prevnar patent’s surviving claim

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Tuesday revived Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp’s challenge to the last surviving claim of a patent underlying Pfizer’s pneumonia vaccine Prevnar 13.

A three-judge Federal Circuit panel overturned a ruling by the U.S. Patent and Trademark’s Office’s Patent Trial Appeal Board upholding the single claim, calling the decision “too cryptic to survive judicial review.”

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