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Intellectual Property – Patent Term Extension – Hatch-Waxman Act – ‘Business Hours’ Interpretation (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court vacates the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s denial of plaintiff The Medicines Company’s application for a patent extension term under the Hatch-Waxman Act, which allows for extension of the term of a pharmaceutical patent under exclusive license, and remands for reconsideration of plaintiff’s application. Plaintiff is a pharmaceutical company that specializes ...

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