Read all about it! Printed publication bars patents on drug tracking system
Abstract: How often do people browse the Federal Register? For most people, the answer probably is never. But if they want to patent an invention that falls within the regulations of a federal agency like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Federal Register might trip them up. This article looks at how it did just that for one patent applicant. A sidebar notes that indexing or searchability is unnecessary for a reference to be a printed publication for prior art purposes. Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC, No. 17-1671, July 13, 2018, Fed. Cir.