Lexology Webinar


Inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the USPTO have been popular since their inception in 2012, and petitions are increasingly being filed against biologic drug patents.  Fitzpatrick Cella’s award-winning intellectual property attorneys provide you with unique insights and the latest statistics on biologic drug IPRs and the lessons to be learned from recent institution and final written decisions.

Corinne Atton, Whitney Meier, and Robert Schwartz will discuss:

  • Statistics related to CDER-listed (“Purple Book”) biologic drug IPRs including: IPR petitions filed, patents challenged in both IPR and district court litigation, claim types challenged in IPR, IPR outcomes, and comparisons to data on IPRs filed against Orange Book listed patents.
  • Lessons learned from analyzing biologic drug IPRs by claim type: methods of treatment, formulation, composition of matter, and process/manufacturing.

This webinar is perfect for life sciences professionals interested in understanding how IPRs are being used to challenge biologic drug patents.


Corinne Atton has experience litigating cases concerning a wide range of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, including DNA sequences, DNA sequencing technologies, recombinant polypeptides, enzyme inhibitors, and antidiabetic drugs. She has a B.Sc. honors degree in Human Genetics.
Whitney Meier has experience litigating biochemistry, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical formulation patents. Whitney was awarded a B.S. degree in Biochemistry with high distinction.
Bob Schwartz has extensive experience litigating biotechnology and pharmaceutical patents, including those relating to antibodies, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and proteomics.  Bob has a B.S. in Biology and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry.  As a Principal Investigator of grant-funded research he published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed publications and 7 book chapters.


Information contained in the Fitzpatrick BiologicsHQ database relates to FDA-approved drug products listed in the CDER Purple Book or on the FDA website (www.fda.gov). Information relating to FDA licensed products, FDA-approved indications, and aBLA and 505(b)(2) applications is obtained from public sources including the U.S. FDA website (www.fda.gov). Information relating to litigations is given only for cases active from January 31, 2010 onward. Information relating to foreign biosimilar / biologics follow-on products approved in Australia, Canada, the E.U., Japan and South Korea is from public sources. Statistics Graphics are compiled from information contained in the Fitzpatrick BiologicsHQ database.


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