McKool Smith Principal Scott Hejny provided commentary to Law360's article "Attorneys Optimistic Pandemic Won't Disrupt USPTO filings." The article noted, "Patent and Trademark Office can't extend filing deadlines during the COVID-19 pandemic, but attorneys said patent and trademark prosecution should stay on track, with minimal use made of the office's offer to waive fees related to applications abandoned during the crisis."  Scott stated, "I think everything is going to keep running smoothly, but I'm sure there will be some subset of people that are indeed personally affected."  

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