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Refusal to reinstate PCT application arbitrary (access required)

Where the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, refused to reinstate the plaintiffs’ patent cooperation treaty, or PCT, application after they paid the required fees, that was arbitrary and capricious. The office had granted relief to at least three PCT applicants seeking cancellation of withdrawals when they showed they had not received the ...