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GSK, Inventor Urge Fed. Circ. To Review Tafas V. Doll

Law360 (June 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court’s decision that upheld most of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s rules putting new restrictions on patent applicants improperly expands the agency’s authority and threatens to stifle innovation, according to two petitions calling for a review of the controversial Tafas v. Doll ruling.

Pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline PLC and inventor Triantafyllos Tafas filed petitions in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday seeking a rehearing or rehearing en banc of the March 20 decision that sided for the most...
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