Paul Legaard

Paul Legaard

Pepper Hamilton LLP

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Federal Circuit Clarifies Patent Term Adjustment Provisions

On January 15, 2014, the Federal Circuit issued in Novartis v. Lee its anticipated opinion regarding the proper interpretation of 35 U.S.C. § 154, the statute that determines how patent term adjustment (PTA) is calculated....more

1/16/2014 - Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patent Term Adjustment Patent Terms Patents USPTO

Human Genes Are Not Patent Eligible Subject Matter

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court held that human genes are not patent eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. §101 simply because they have been isolated from the surrounding genetic material....more

6/14/2013 - AMP v Myriad DNA Human Genes Myriad Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents SCOTUS

Paying Your Dues ... Your Maintenance Fees Will Become Significantly More Expensive

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has recently published increases in maintenance fees that are effective on March 19, 2013. Careful attention to your maintenance fee schedule may provide a savings for...more

2/12/2013 - Maintenance Fees Patents USPTO

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