Columbia's Patent Extension Spat To Return To USPTO

Law360, New York (February 19, 2010, 4:24 PM EST) -- Columbia University's trustees have agreed to send their suit challenging a patent term adjustment decision made by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a cardiac drug patent back to the agency for a recalculation in light of the recent appeals court ruling in Wyeth v. Kappos.

Counsel for the university consented to a motion filed by attorneys for USPTO director David Kappos on Thursday asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to remand the case so that the patent term adjustment could...
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