US: la Cour établie des critères pour déterminer s’il y a eu “Undue Experimentation”

Dans Impax Laboratories Inc. v. Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (October 3, 2008), la U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit a étalie les 8 facteurs suivants pour déterminer s’il y a eu ou non “undue experimentation” afin d’établir l’anticipation:

  1. the quantity of experimentation;
  2. the amount of direction or guidance present;
  3. the presence or absence of working examples;
  4. the nature of the invention;
  5. the state of the prior art;
  6. the relative skill of those in the art;
  7. the predictability or unpredictability of the art; and
  8. the breadth of the claims.

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