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The Ethical Ramifications of Therasense

This lead-off program in the Columbus School of Law’s 2010—2011 National Press Club Series assembled four patent law experts to discuss Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co, a case heard en banc in November, 2010 by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that examined a finding of inequitable conduct. The issues at stake in the case have profound implications for the disclosure standards in patent law, including what it means to intentionally fail to disclose all material information, thus rendering a patent unenforceable. Panelists included Chief Judge Paul J. Luckern, who has served as administrative law judge of the United States International Trade Commission since 1984.