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USPTO Should Correct Past Patent Term Miscalculations, Some Experts Say

The USPTO has shortchanged hundreds of thousands of patents. For years, the agency has miscalculated patent term adjustments and issued patents, which expire too soon, according to the Federal Circuit's recent ruling in Wyeth v. Kappos.

The USPTO has promised to alter its method of calculating patent term adjustments for new patents, but that leaves owners of many existing patents out in the cold.


Steven Seidenberg

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