Judge Grants Injunction Against Patent Rules

Law360, New York (October 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has blocked a set of controversial new rules from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from going into effect, granting a preliminary injunction Wednesday.

Judge James C. Cacheris of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted the injunction at a hearing, issuing a written injunction later in the day.

The rules, fiercely fought by scores of patent law practitioners, largely centered on limits to continuing applications and claims.

The last-ditch effort to stop the regulations from going into effect...
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