[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 10, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-24856]



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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-P-2012-0039]


Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 
5,454,779; ResQPump[supreg]/ResQPOD[supreg] ITD

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Interim Patent Term Extension.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an 
order granting interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a one-
year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 5,454,779.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary C. Till by telephone at (571) 
272-7755; by mail marked to her attention and addressed to the 
Commissioner for Patents, Mail Stop Hatch-Waxman PTE, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by fax marked to her attention at (571) 273-
7755; or by email to Mary.Till@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 156 of Title 35, United States Code, 
generally provides that the term of a patent may be extended for a 
period of up to five years if the patent claims a product, or a method 
of making or using a product, that has been subject to certain defined 
regulatory review, and that the patent may be extended for interim 
periods of up to one year if the regulatory review is anticipated to 
extend beyond the expiration date of the patent.
    On September 6, 2012, the Regents of the University of California 
timely filed an application under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for an interim 
extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 5,454,779. The patent claims 
the medical device, ResQPump[supreg] in connection with the 
ResQPOD[supreg] ITD. The application indicates that a Premarket 
Approval Application, PMA No. P110024, for the medical device has been 
filed, and is currently undergoing regulatory review before the Food 
and Drug Administration for permission to market or use the product 
commercially.
    Review of the application indicates that, except for permission to 
market or use the product commercially, the subject patent would be 
eligible for an extension of the patent term under 35 U.S.C. 156, and 
that the patent should be extended for one year as required by 35 
U.S.C. 156(d)(5)(B). Because it is apparent that the regulatory review 
period will continue beyond the original expiration date of the patent, 
October 3, 2012, interim extension of the patent term under 35 U.S.C. 
156(d)(5) is appropriate.
    An interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) of the term of U.S. 
Patent No. 5,454,779 is granted for a period of one year from the 
original expiration date of the patent.

    Dated: September 27, 2012.
Andrew Hirshfeld,
Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, United States Patent 
and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2012-24856 Filed 10-9-12; 8:45 am]
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