USPTO Launches Pilot Program for Early Review of Cancer Immunotherapy Patent Applications
The
USPTO announced on June 30, 2016
, that it is implementing a 12-month pilot program to provide for earlier review of patent applications relating to cancer immunotherapy. According to the
Federal Register notice
, applications containing a claim to a method of treating a cancer using immunotherapy will be advanced in the examination process, out of turn, if the applicant files a grantable petition ("
petition to make special
") under the pilot program. The objective of the pilot program is to complete examination of the application within twelve (12) months of special status being granted. This pilot program was launched in support of the
White House's national $1 billion initiative
(called the “National Cancer Moonshot”) to achieve ten years’ worth of cancer research over the next five years. This pilot program is effective as of June 29, 2016.
Volume 47, Issue 3
NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE
Index
Table of Contents
President's Message by Erik Belt
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Check Yo’self Before You Wreck Yo’self (or Your Sequence Listing)
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< Back
Message from the Editor-in-Chief
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Cuozzo
: The Case that Wasn’t
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Annual Dinner to Honor the Federal Judiciary an Evening Enjoyed by the Bench, Bar, and Guests
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Patent Agent Privilege in the United States and Canada
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Enfish and TLI:
A Study of the Federal Circuit’s Recent Section 101 Opinions
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USPTO Launches Pilot Program for Early Review of Cancer Immunotherapy Patent Applications
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Federal Circuit Finds
BASCOM
Internet Content Filtering Claims Patent Eligible
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Invented Here!
- 2016 - Highlighting New England’s Innovators
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BPLA Files Amicus Brief in Support of Sequenom’s Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
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Writing Competition
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Halo
Decision Regarding the Standard for Willfulness
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Members on the Move
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Reasonable Royalties and the Federal Circuit in 2015: Evolution of the Revolution
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Community Calendar
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