Consumer Watchdog v. WARF – Standing: Consumer Watchdog v. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Supreme Court No. _____, proceedings below,753 F.3d 1258 (Fed. Cir. 2014)(Rader, J.), the patent challenger-petitioner questions the appellate court’s dismissal of its patentability challenge on the basis of lack of standing, relying upon,inter alia, NLRG v. Robbins Tire & Rubber Co.,437 U.S. 214, 221 (1978); andPublic Citizen v. United States Dep’t of Justice, 440 U.S. 440, 449 (1989), neither of which had been considered by the appellate panel.
Below are links to the oral arguments in the Watchdog v WARF case.
To remind you:
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) has obtained a patent on Human Embryonic Stem Cells, USPN 7,029,913. The validity of the patent is opposed by the Consumer Watchdog (formerly known as the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights), a non-profit located in California with an office in D.C. Click on the links below to listen.
It's wait and see time again.