室長(特許担当者) 岡部 泰隆 （大阪在籍）
意匠・商標担当者 石黒 智晴 （東京在籍）
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特許業務法人HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK
USPTOは、2010年1月28日付のPress Release, 10-06において、Wyeth v. Kapposの判決（Overlapping Delay Provision of 35 U.S.C.154(b)(2)(A)）に鑑み、PTA（特許権存続期間調整）に関し、特許権者のために暫定的な手続を行う旨を公表しました。
上記のPress Release, 10-06によれば、2010年3月2日前に発行された特許に関し、特許発行日から180日以内の所定期間内に、無償で特許権存続期間の再計算をＵＳＰＴＯに対して請求することが可能です（ただし、Wyeth v. Kappos事件と同様のケースに限られます。）。以下は、Press Release, 10-06の抜粋文です。
【Press Release, 10-06 】
USPTO Announces Interim Procedure for Patentees to Request Patent Term Adjustment Recalculation
Procedure to Comply with the Federal Circuit Decision in Wyeth v. Kappos Regarding the Overlapping Delay Provision of 35 U.S.C.154 (b)(2)(A)
WASHINGTON – The Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is providing patentees with the ability to request a recalculation of their patent term adjustment without a fee or petition as is normally required pending completion of necessary modifications to the USPTO’s computer program for calculating patent term adjustments. The agency expects to complete by March 2, 2010, the software modification necessary to comply with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's recent decision in Wyeth v. Kappos regarding the overlapping delay provision of 35 USC 154(b)(2)(A). In the meantime, the USPTO will be processing recalculation requests under an interim procedure that is available to a patentee whose patent issues prior to March 2, 2010, and who requests it no later than 180 days after the issue date. This procedure is available only for alleged errors in calculation that are specifically identified in Wyeth. A copy of the notice submitted to the Federal Register for publication and the form for patentees to use in requesting a recalculation of patent term is on the USPTO Web site at http://www.uspto.gov/patents/announce/pta_wyeth.pdf.
“The USPTO is working to modify its computer program to comply with the Federal Circuit’s decision as soon as possible,” said Commissioner for Patents Robert Stoll. “Until then, this interim procedure will enable patentees to request a recalculation quickly and at no charge.”
An applicant is entitled, subject to certain conditions and limitations, to patent term adjustment if (1) the USPTO fails to take certain actions during the examination and issue process within specified time frames; (2) if the USPTO fails to issue a patent within three years of the actual filing date of the application; and (3) for delays due to interference, secrecy order, or successful appellate review.