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Relief as SCOTUS swerves ‘radical departure’ in patent fees case

Max Walters, London

In-house and private practice lawyers say the court has avoided creating a chilling effect on innovative businesses and note that the ruling will also affect trademark disputes

Scotus newLawyers have welcomed a “common-sense” US Supreme Court ruling which determined that the USPTO is not automatically entitled to recover attorneys’ fees from parties who sue the agency over rejected patent applications.

In Peter v NantKwest, handed down on December 11,...

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