Client Alert: Patent Term Adjustment: The New USPTO Rules


Patent Term Adjustment
Client Alert: Patent Term Adjustment: The New USPTO Rules
The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently published final rules revising patent term adjustment (PTA) regulations relating to appellate review. The revisions will affect how PTA is calculated for patents for which a notice of appeal was filed during prosecution.

Jack Brennan of Fish & Richardson published the article linked below in Law360 explaining the changes brought about by the revised regulations and strategic considerations for obtaining maximum PTA in view of these changes. The revised rules are effective as of September 17, 2012.

Fish & Richardson has been following this rule change process since early 2011 and during that time has been filing petitions, where relevant, for all firm clients seeking to maximize PTA in order to ensure that additional term would be granted upon the publication of these final rules.

Click here to view the article published by Law360.

Please contact the author, Jack Brennan at [email protected] with any questions.

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