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Federal Indian Law—First Circuit Court of Appeals Clarifies Penobscot Nation’s Reservation Boundary—Penobscot Nation v. Mills, 861 F.3d 324 (1st Cir. 2017).

PDF Jessica Barton* The principles of Federal Indian law developed to address the unique relationship and history between the United States federal government and the Native American people, nations, and tribes.[1] In Penobscot Nation v. Mills,[2]the First Circuit...

Structure or Function? AbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co. v. Janssen Biotech, Inc. and the Federal Circuit’s Structure-Function Analysis of Functionally Defined Genus Claims Under Section 112’s Written Description Requirement

I. Introduction On July 1, 2014, in AbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co. v. Janssen Biotech, Inc.,[ref]759 F.3d 1285 (Fed. Cir. 2014).[/ref] the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision invalidating the claims of two antibody patents...