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USPTO's Battle For Attorney Fees, Explained

Law360 (October 4, 2019, 3:36 PM EDT) -- Haven't been following along with every development in Peter v. NantKwest? Before the case is argued Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court, here's a quick explainer to get you up to speed — on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's unusual fee policy, on the legal challenges it's faced and on the case that's before the justices.

What's all this about a new policy?

In 2013, the USPTO adopted a new approach to seeking attorney fees in certain types of appeals, effectively resulting in a situation where the agency is demanding that opponents reimburse its legal bills even when it ultimately...

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