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Toward a Therapy for COVID-19: The Science and Legal Considerations

USA - November 23 2020 Researchers around the world are working at record speed to find the best ways to treat and prevent COVID-19. In this last Episode of our four-part…

Bethany J. Hills, Rufus Pichler, Michael R. Ward

An Easier Road to a Hong Kong Listing for Biotech Companies

Hong Kong - March 28 2018 In June 2017, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (“HKEx”) initiated a holistic review of the Hong Kong listing regime to enhance its overall competitiveness…

Venantius Tan, Yu Wang, Vivian Yiu, Jie Zhou

The AIA technical corrections act changes how patent term adjustment is calculated and challenged

USA - April 9 2013 On April 1, 2013, the USPTO published an interim final rule implementing various provisions of the AIA Technical Corrections Act ("AIA TCA"). This…

Alexandra Cavazos

District court decision opens door to additional patent term adjustment

USA - November 14 2012 In Exelixis, Inc. v. Kappos, a federal district court overturned the USPTO’s interpretation of the patent term adjustment (“PTA”) statute, finding that a Request for Continued Examination (“RCE”) filed after three years from the patent application filing date does not impact PTA.

USPTO issues interim guidance for subject matter eligibility in the wake of Prometheus

USA - July 9 2012 On July 3, 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a 13-page memorandum providing interim guidance to patent examiners in view of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., 566 U.S. ___, 132 S. Ct. 1289, 101 USPQ2d 1961 (2012).

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