USPTO Appeals Wyeth Patent Term Adjustment Ruling

Law360, New York (December 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a case that could yield longer patent adjustment terms, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has appealed a ruling by a federal court granting Wyeth summary judgment on its argument that the agency improperly interpreted the law governing the patent term length and a clause barring the double-counting of overlapping prosecution delays.

The named defendant in the suit, Jon W. Dudas, under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and USPTO director, filed notice of the appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...
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