Patent term adjustment

Patent term adjustment (PTA) is a process of extending the term of a US patent. Its intention is to accommodate for delays caused by the US patent office during the Prosecution of a US patent application. The total PTA is an addition to the 20 year lifespan of a US patent. The delays are broadly classified into 4 types: ==Type A delay== This delay...
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