The United States Supreme Court held a hearing in Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharmaceutical this week.
The issue: "Whether, under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, an inventor’s sale of an invention to a third party that is obligated to keep the invention confidential qualifies as prior art for purposes of determining the patentability of the invention."
For additional details see the hearing transcript and Professor Ronald Mann's argument analysis and America Invents Act - On Sale Bar, 35 USC 102
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