PTAB Upholds Sloan Kettering’s Cancer Immunotherapy Patent, PTAB Litigation Blog

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On December 16, 2016, the PTAB issued a final written decision in case IPR2015-01719, upholding all the claims of U.S. Patent 7,446,190, owned by Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research (“Sloan”) and challenged by Kite Pharma Inc. ("Kite").  The Board determined that Kite did not prove that any of the claims were unpatentable as obvious and did not consider Sloan’s arguments regarding objective evidence of nonobviousness.

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