Tag Archives: Technical Corrections

Act Soon To Obtain Additional Patent Term Adjustment For U.S. National Stage Applications

The AIA Technical Corrections Act made several changes to the Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) statute, including one that could mean additional Patent Term Adjustment for U.S. national stage applications. Although the law was enacted on January 14, 2013, with a default effective date of the same date, the USPTO did not publish its implementing regulations until April 1, … Continue reading this entry

USPTO Rules Eliminate Inter Partes Review Dead Zone

On March 25, 2013, the USPTO published final rule changes to “Implement the Technical Corrections to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act as to Inter Partes Review.” The rule changes have an effective date of March 25, 2013, and relate to statutory changes with an effective date of January 14, 2013. The Dead Zone The AIA … Continue reading this entry

USPTO Implements Significant Patent Term Adjustment Changes Pursuant To The AIA Technical Corrections Act

On April 1, 2013, the USPTO published an “interim final rule” relating to Patent Term Adjustment (PTA), to implement changes to the PTA statute embodied in the AIA Technical Corrections Act. Although the rule changes have an immediate effective date, the USPTO will consider written comments submitted within 60 days, e.g., by May 31, 2013.… Continue reading this entry