Brian Landry, an intellectual property associate in Edwards Wildman
's Boston office, commented on how a federal court has turned down the Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) request that judges look again at January’s ruling on the statutory deadline for legal challenges to patent term adjustments. In the article "Bell ‘Tolling’ Again for PTO: Court Stands Fast on Decision
" in BioWorld Today
, Landry said that suspending the 180-day period until the PTO decides on a patent extension hardly guarantees that a patent holder wins the wanted adjustment in court. "Largely, it’s just going to make it easier and cheaper for clients to challenge the PTO’s calculations," Landry observed.