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  1. […] the original case, the district court first determined that that the USPTO did not have substantive rule-making […]

  2. […] Well, oral arguments were held yesterday at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to hear the matter of the Tafas v. Dudas (US Patent Office), an appeal of the claims and continuations rules promulgated by the USPTO which were preliminarily enjoined and ultimately permanently enjoined by the District Court effect (Final Rules; 72 Federal Register 161 at 46716).  See Tafas v. Dudas and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. […]

  3. […] Earlier, Dr. Triantafyllos Tafas’ lawsuit, arguing that the proposed U.S. Patent Office continuation rules are void for exceeding its authority, won a permanent injunction prohibiting the USPTO from putting the new rules changes into effect (Final Rules; 72 Federal Register 161 at 46716).  Tafas v. Dudas and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. […]

  4. […] As an example of what to expect, Gene calls for the USPTO to withdraw its appeal of the permanent injunction enacted by a district court prohibiting the USPTO from putting the new rule changes into effect (Tafas v. Dudas). […]

  5. […] in the Claims and Continuations Final Rule were permanently enjoined by the district court in Tafas v. Dudas. That decision is currently on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  The […]

  6. […] Earlier, Dr. Triantafyllos Tafas’ lawsuit, arguing that the proposed U.S. Patent Office continuation rules are void for exceeding its authority, won a permanent injunction prohibiting the USPTO from putting the new rules changes into effect (Final Rules; 72 Federal Register 161 at 46716).  Triantyfyllos Tafas v. John Dudas and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. […]

  7. […] Dr. Triantafyllos Tafas’ lawsuit, arguing that the proposed U.S. Patent Office continuation rules are void for exceeding its authority, won a permanent injunction prohibiting the USPTO from putting the new rules changes into effect (Final Rules; 72 Federal Register 161 at 46716).  Triantyfyllos Tafas v. John Dudas and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. […]

  8. […] the Final Continuations and Claims Limits Rule, more evidence seems to keep coming to light.  See Tafas v. Dudas case to enjoin enactment of the USPTO’s new […]

  9. […] Claims Limit Rule, the Proposed IDS Rule, and the Final Continuations and Claims Limits Rule.  See Tafas v. Dudas case to enjoin enactment of the USPTO’s new […]

  10. […] Tafas v. Dudas case to enjoin enactment of the USPTO’s new rules, “Changes to Practice for Continued […]

  11. […] I can’t help but wonder how long it will take for this legislation to become a part of the arguments advanced in the pending lawsuit challenging the propriety of the USPTO’s new continuation rules.  For example, if the “clarification” requires an additional procedural hurdle, does the USPTO have the authority without this Act?  Also, if the Act fails to pass the Senate, does that failure indicate Congress’ unwillingness to affirm this power of the USPTO?  Also, what later versions of this provision may alter the scope or interpretation of Congress’ intent with respect to this specific regulatory authority?  We’ll keep you up to date on the Patent Reform Act, what effect if any it has on this lawsuit, and other developments that look interesting or noteworthy. […]

  12. […] Patent Baristas: Inventor Challenges Patent Office Rules in Virginia […]

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