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Find the Status of Legal Action Taken on a Company?

TOPIC: In this example, you will obtain status of legal action on Chiron regarding a drug for hepatits C.

LitAlert® (File 670) contains records for patent and trademark infringement lawsuits filed in the ninety-four U.S. District Courts and reported to the USPTO. Records provide descriptive information about the lawsuit, as well as names of plaintiffs and defendants. The file can be used to obtain court and docket information, check the validity and legal status of a patent and monitor a company's intellectual property holdings.

 

COMMAND SUMMARY

BEGIN 670
EXPAND CO=CHIRON
SELECT E4:E8

SELECT S1 AND HEPATITIS(W)C
TYPE S2/9/1


HOW TO...



1. After entering BEGIN 670 to open LitAlert for searching, use Visual Expand (VE) with the CO= prefix and the name of the company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. SELECT appropriate E number(s). S1 contains all patents held by Chiron.


?B 670    
File 670:LitAlert 1973-2006/UD=200618
     (c) 2006 Thomson Derwent 
      Set  Items  Description
      ---  -----  -----------
?e co=chiron
Ref   Items  Index-term
E1        2  CO=CHIQUITA BRANDS INCORPORATED
E2        1  CO=CHIRICHILLO ANTHONY
E3        0 *CO=CHIRON
E4        8  CO=CHIRON CORP
E5       15  CO=CHIRON CORPORATION
E6        1  CO=CHIRON CORPORATION EMERYVILLE
E7        2  CO=CHIRON INTRAOPTICS INC
E8        1  CO=CHIRON OPHTHALMICS INC
E9        1  CO=CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC LIMITED
E10       2  CO=CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH PLAN OF AMERICA INC
E11       1  CO=CHISCO
E12       1  CO=CHISCO INC
       Enter P or PAGE for more 
?S E4:E8
S1      23  CO='CHIRON CORP':CO='CHIRON OPHTHALMICS INC'
	          


3. Narrow the search to Chiron patents related to hepatitis C. Use the (W) or ( ) connector between keywords.


?SELECT S1 AND HEPATITIS(W)C
          23  S1
           8  HEPATITIS
        2239  C
           6  HEPATITIS(W)C
  S2       6  S1 AND HEPATITIS(W)C
                                                                      


4. TYPE out one or more records depending on how many you need to view.

The record provides the patent title, plaintiff, action taken, location and filing date and any other related patents.


?T S2/9/1 
  2/9/1  
DIALOG(R)File 670:LitAlert
(c) 2006 Thomson Derwent. All rts. reserv. 
00072927
LitAlert Number:          P2006-08-21
Record (Document) Type:   Patent (Utility)
Patent Title:             Methods of typing hepatitis C virus and  
                          reagents for use therein  
Patent Number (Date):     US 6416944 (20020709)
Patent Assignee:          Chiron Corporation  , Emeryville, CA
Inventor:                 Chien, David Y, Alamo, CA) Kuo, George, 
San Francisco, CA US Class Titles (Codes):  Chemistry molecular biology & microbiology (435005000) Court - Docket Number:    Wisconsin, Western Dist - 05-C-597-C Plaintiff:                Third Wave Technologies, Inc Defendant:                Chiron Corporation; Bayer Corporation; Bayer Healthcare LLC Filing Date:              20051011 Action Taken:             A complaint was filed Other Patent Numbers:     US 5712088; US 5714596; UA 5851759; US 5863719; US 6071693; US 6074816

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