Insights: Publications How To Wind Down Patents In Russia Over Next 3 Months

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Ordinarily, a deadline that is three months away is normal for patent prosecution. Yet, Russia's devastating invasion of Ukraine spurred rapid, unexpected Western sanctions that are anything but normal.

The U.S. deadline for sanctions on Russia affects more and runs deeper than just about everything before. Because of this, and because sanctions must capture conduct that may be seen as evasive, patent practitioners should review decisions and cases now.

June 23 is a critical day for U.S. businesses with patents or patent applications in Russia. It is the last day on which they may pay anything to the Russian patent office, commonly referred to as Rospatent.

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