Novartis Loses Fight With USPTO To Extend 19 Patents

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 1:44 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge on Thursday nixed Novartis AG's bid to extend the life on 19 of its patents, ruling the drugmaker waited too long before challenging the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's patent term adjustment calculations.

U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle said Novartis isn't entitled to a recalculation on those patents because it waited more than 180 days before filing complaints challenging the USPTO's determinations. Judge Huvelle, however, granted Novartis' request to have the USPTO recalculate patent term adjustments for four other patents —...
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NOVARTIS AG et al v. KAPPOS


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1:10-cv-01138

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District Of Columbia

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Ellen S. Huvelle

Date Filed

July 6, 2010

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