USPTO Introduces Proposed Rule Regarding Terminal Disclaimer Practice

By Joseph M. Hallman

On May 10, 2024, a proposed rule, introduced by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), regarding the use of terminal disclaimers to obviate nonstatutory double patenting rejections was published in the Federal Register. A double patenting rejection can arise when two applications, or an application and an issued patent, have some commonality of […]

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