Supreme Court slaps down PTO pursuit of attorneys’ fees
Abstract: The U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in on a new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) practice when patent applicants appeal adverse decisions in district court. This article reviews why the Court’s conclusion is welcome news for applicants who want to go this route to contest the denial of their applications. Peter v. NantKwest, Inc., No. 18-801, Dec. 11, 2019, U.S.