Posts Tagged: patent term


China extends drug patent exclusivity to 25 years

Among members of the news media, patents have been a popular whipping boy when contemplating why Americans pay higher drug prices relative to the rest of the …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

It’s time to talk about a longer patent term in America

The brief duration of the patent term is why a patent is considered a wasting asset. Today, given the erosion of the patent rights over the last 12 …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 17

Federal Circuit Denies Patent Term Adjustment for Erroneous Restriction Requirement

Pfizer argued that the original restriction requirement, because it was incomplete, created a delay by failing to provide Pfizer with adequate notice of the basis for rejecting …

Distorting Innovation: Fixed Patent Terms and Underinvestment in Long-term Research

Drugs for the treatment of late-stage cancers are less expensive to develop, in part because late-stage drugs extend patients’ lives for a shorter period of time such …

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 57 – July 03, 2015

In this issue of the Federal Circuit Review: (1) Bad Lawyering Is Not Misconduct For Awarding Attorneys Fees; (2) Continuing Applications Are not Entitled to Patent Term Adjustment for …

Hague Agreement on Designs goes into effect on May 13, 2015

The USPTO will soon publish the Final Rules governing processing and examination of international design applications filed pursuant to the Hague Agreement. The Agreement and the USPTO’…
By U.S.P.T.O.
6 years ago 3

Deadline Approaches for Public Comments on Patent Term Adjustment

Novartis filed law suits that challenged the determinations by the USPTO of how much time to add to the patent term under 35 U.S.C. § 154(b) with …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

How Long Does a Patent Last?

Generally speaking, utility and plant patent applications filed on or after June 8, 1995, have a term that begins on the date the patent issues and ends on the …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 4

Rebutting the Myth that Patents Last Too Long

One of the main criticisms of patents by those who are not intimately familiar with patent law, or on the periphery of the industry, is that patents …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 6

Responding to Critics: My View on Patents & Innovation

I seem to have started a firestorm by writing a post openly questioning how a patent attorney (i.e., Stephan Kinsella) could be of the opinion that …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 72