September 25, 2007

New Features!

These features aren't actually that new.  They've been on Orange Book Blog for months--and you may have noticed or even used them.  But I never really drew attention to them, and I think they're useful so I wanted to do that now.

  • "Search 32 Pharma/Patent News Sites":  Until today, this was called "Pharma Patent News Search", it appeared below the "Categories" in the right-hand column, and it searched only half as many sites.  I renamed it today, moved it up toward the top, and added sixteen more sites to it.  "Search 32 Pharma/Patent News Sites" is a Google Custom Search box, like "Search This Site".  But unlike "Search This Site," which searches only Orange Book Blog for the text you enter in the box, "Search 32 Pharma/Patent News Sites" searches 32 of the best blogs and websites that report pharmaceutical and/or patent news.  I'll update the custom search and adjust the number of sites searched from time to time.
  • "Calendar":  In the left-hand column, I've listed (and included hyperlinks for) all the upcoming conferences with which Orange Book Blog has a media partnership.  By the way, no one makes any money off the partnerships (at least directly).  It's just a mutual publicity arrangement.
  • "Older Archives":  TypePad (the blogging software) lists only ten months of archives.  In case that's not enough, I added a link to all the Orange Book Blog archives--going back to May 2006, when I started the blog.  The link appears directly under the "Archives" in the right-hand column.

I'm always looking for ways to improve Orange Book Blog.  If you have any suggestions, please send me an e-mail.  Thanks again for reading.

May 09, 2007

Orange Book Blog Turns One!

A year ago today, I started Orange Book Blog with this post.  On this first birthday, I'd like to thank everyone who's helped me out.

Thanks to Dennis Crouch, my law firm colleague and law school classmate, for inspiring and encouraging me to start a blog and for invaluable help and advice over the past year.

Thanks to David Harper, Mark Chael and Rob Dailey--all colleagues at MBHB--and also to David Balto, for contributing posts to the blog.  I welcome your future contributions, as well as those from anyone else who'd like to post an article on Orange Book Blog.

Thanks to everyone who's sent me copies of briefs, story ideas, tips, corrections, and information of any sort--and in particular to Kurt Karst.  Please keep them coming!

Thanks to my law firm for their support.

Finally, thanks to you, the readers!

March 12, 2007

"FDA Law Blog" Goes Live

Jeffrey Wasserstein and Kurt Karst of Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC, recently launched FDA Law Blog, a new site promising to provide timely updates on FDA enforcement actions, proposed rules, and important topics in food and drug law.  Already, FDA Law Blog is reporting on recent FDA warning letters, draft guidance, and ANDA suitability petitions.

Kurt Karst has been an invaluable contributor to Orange Book Blog ever since we started the blog last May, sending us new court decisions and serving as a great resource.  We look forward to reading FDA Law Blog and continuing to collaborate.  Good luck, Kurt and Jeff!

August 02, 2006

Orange Book Blog Logo!

Thanks to Mike Word, who designed and created the new Orange Book Blog logo.  That is one big drug capsule.  Mike is an electrical engineer and a law student at Northwestern.  He was a technical advisor at McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert and Berghoff for a couple years before he started law school, and he's currently working as a summer associate here.  Thanks, Mike!

May 09, 2006

Welcome to Orange Book Blog!

This weblog will focus on issues at the intersection of patent law and FDA law.  For example, I aim to discuss drug development and patenting; Hatch-Waxman litigation; and antitrust issues in pharmaceutical patent cases.  I am a patent lawyer, and therefore I will be looking at these topics from that perspective.  Others, such as those more involved in regulatory issues, may bring different perspectives; comments on posts are always welcome.  Thank you for visiting.  And thanks to Dennis Crouch for inspiring me to start a blog and for his assistance setting it up.