請問某US專利有一堆母案, 其到期日的分辨方式

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請問某US專利有一堆母案, 其到期日的分辨方式

請問各位先進,
US專利中, 若都有正常繳費, 某延續案的專利到期日有一個基本的分辨方式: 申請日在1995/06/08以後的,最早母案的申請日+20年,做為他的專利權迄期.
在某2004年申請的專利中的 [Related U.S. Application Data] 中有超過30行的母案們: This application is a continuation-in-part….., which is a continuation-in-part of U.S. patent application, ….which is a division of U.S. patent application, also a continuation-in-part of U.S. application Ser. .................這種專利在PAIR看不到terminal disclaimer. 在這麼多行的母案群中, 要如何找出正確的母案作為該延續案的專利期間起算點? 是不是單純從這麼多母案群中找出最早那個就OK了? 感謝撥冗指導!

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2701 Patent Term [R-2] - 2700 Patent Terms and Extensions

看一個案子自己的申請日來判斷。

2701 Patent Term [R-2] - 2700 Patent Terms and Extensions

For applications filed on or after June 8, 1995, Section 532(a)(1) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (Pub. L. 103-465, 108 Stat. 4809 (1994)) amended 35 U.S.C. 154 to provide that the term of a patent (other than a design patent) begins on the date the patent issues and ends on the date that is twenty years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States or, if the application contains a specific reference to an earlier filed application or applications under 35 U.S.C. 120, 121, or 365(c), twenty years from the filing date of the earliest of such application(s). This patent term provision is referred to as the "twenty-year term." Design patents have a term of fourteen years from the date of patent grant. See 35 U.S.C 173 and MPEP § 1505.

對於1995/6/8以及之後提出申請的案子,一律是最早母案filing date之後的20年。

All patents (other than design patents) that were in force on June 8, 1995, or that issued on an application that was filed before June 8, 1995, have a term that is the greater of the "twenty-year term" or seventeen years from the patent grant. See 35 U.S.C. 154(c). A patent granted on an international application filed before June 8, 1995, and which entered the national stage under 35 U.S.C. 371 before, on or after June 8, 1995, will have a term that is the greater of seventeen years from the date of grant or twenty years from the international filing date or any earlier filing date relied upon under 35 U.S.C. 120, 121 or 365(c). The terms of these patents are subject to reduction by any applicable terminal disclaimers (discussed below).

對於1995/6/8之前所提出申請的案子,以1)issue date後17年,或是2)最早母案filing date後20年,兩者比較晚的為準。

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感謝指導

這樣就從 list 中直接找出最早的母案就可以推算了. Thank you!

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請問一個狀況

對於到期日小弟也有疑問, 想請問如果最早母案是2004.01.01申請, 子案是2008.01.01申請, 且於2010.01.01取得專利, 子案並且依154(b)取得延長專利期間20天, 那該子案的專利到期日是2024.01.01, 還是2024.01.21?

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Patent term

Patent term extension是一個一個申請案的prosecution過程來個別看(因為term extension是基於USPTO對單一個案子的耽擱,而母子案的耽擱狀態可能不同)。所以,很可能的,同一patent family中,兩個美國案有不同的patent term。最早母案的filing date後20年只是大概的值,母案與子案的extension可能不一樣,就會有不同的專利權截止日。從你的例子來看,子案的expiration date是2024/1/21。

請參考MPEP 2710
2710 Term Extensions or Adjustments for Delays Within the USPTO Under 35 U.S.C. 154

...Utility and plant patents issuing on applications filed on or after May 29, 2000 are eligible for the patent term adjustment provisions of 35 U.S.C. 154(b)(amended, effective May 29, 2000) and 37 CFR 1.702- 1.705. See MPEP § 2730.

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關於CIA過期的問題

對於一個CIA是在1995/6/7號提出的,最早母案為1990/8/20年。其過期日是要看

是看" 最早母案" issue date後17年 / 最早母案 filing date 後20年

還是看該CIA的 issue date 的後 17年?

小弟不才想請教一下! 麻煩解答了 非常感激!!

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