FDA, USPTO Collaboration Could Expand Review Of Pharma Patents, Explore ‘Skinny Label’ Policy
The two agencies are pursuing initiatives to address instances of patents being used improperly to delay competition. FDA may play greater role in PTAB proceedings and training patent examiners.
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