June 27, 2017

Federal Circuit Holds that the USPTO May Recover Attorneys' Fees in Actions Under 35 U.S.C. 145

On June 23, 2017, in Nantkwest, Inc. v. Matal, No. 2016-1794, slip op. (Fed. Cir. June 23, 2017) (precedential), the Federal Circuit held that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) may recover the pro-rata share of the attorneys' fees it incurs to defend an applicant's appeal under 35 U.S.C. 145. Section 145 […]
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