USPTO Patent Term Adjustment Rules Praised By IP Attys

Law360, New York (April 2, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT) -- New rules for seeking patent term adjustments unveiled this week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office were welcomed by attorneys Tuesday, who said the changes should make the system more efficient and easier to manage for applicants.

The rules unveiled Monday by the office implement changes mandated by legislation enacted this year to make technical corrections to the America Invents Act. The new rules clarify when the USPTO must issue its calculations of patent term adjustment, the time added to the life of a patent...
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