Patent Terms Extended

 

The right to a patent term extension based upon regulatory review is the result of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984, Public Law 98-417, 98 Stat. 1585 (codified at 21 U.S.C. 355(b), (j), (l); 35 U.S.C. 156271282)(Hatch-Waxman Act).   Learn more about Patent Term Extension for Delays at other Agencies under 35 U.S.C. 156 in Chapter 2750 of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure.

Read more about Patent Terms and Extensions in Chapter 2700 of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure.

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NOTE: Previous versions of this page contained a list of Patent Term Extensions under former Rule 155, which was repealed effective effective Sept. 16, 2012.