USPTO Announces Revisions to Patent Term Adjustment Rules
- Eric K. Steffe and Lori M. Brandes, Ph.D.
- Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
On April 1, 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published an interim final rule revising several patent term adjustment provisions in view of the AIA Technical Corrections Act. 78 Fed. Reg. 19416. In general, the revised rules apply to any patent granted on or after January 14, 2013. Public comments on the revised rules are due by May 31, 2013.
To read a summary of the major changes, download the attached PDF.