Partner Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme was interviewed by Law360's Bill Donahue in a recent article titled "3 Things To Watch As USPTO's Fee Rule Hits The High Court." In the article, Donahue discusses the upcoming Peter v. NantKwest case that will "determine the legality of an unusual USPTO policy that demands reimbursement of the agency's attorney fees in certain types of appellate proceedings — regardless of whether or not it wins the case."
Speaking about the political ripples and potential lack of access to justice, Finguerra-DuCharme opined that, "The more liberal justices may focus on the fact that fee-shifting creates an access to justice problem. Those with less money will hesitate to pursue legitimate claims by civil action."
The article can be read in its entirety here.
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