USPTO Eyes Change To Patent Applicants' Disclaimer Practice

By Andrew Karpan (May 13, 2024, 10:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is looking to add a requirement for patent applicants filing so-called terminal disclaimers in order to overcome rejections by patent examiners over obviousness-type double patenting, a move that lawyers and a former USPTO official say could change the agency's approach considerably, especially for patents covering brand-name drugs....

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