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Question:Public Law 91577 provides a system of protection for sexually reproduced varieties, for which protection was not previously provided,
Public Law 91577, approved December 24, 1970, provides for a system of protection for sexually reproduced varieties, for which protection was not previously provided, under the administration of a Plant Variety Protection Office within the Department of Agriculture.
Question:Applicants must respond to actions to the Patent office within a prescribed time limit.
The reply of an applicant to an action by the Office must be made within a prescribed time limit. The maximum period for reply is set at six months by the statute (35 U.S.C. 133) which also provides that the Director may shorten the time for reply to not less than 30 days.
Question:When is a patent extension application submitted and where is it submitted?
Application for patent extension must be filed within 60 days of FDA approval of the drug product even if the product cannot be commercially marketed at that time.
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