Battle Over Patent Rules Will Rage On

Law360 (April 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The patent community cheered the decision by a federal judge Tuesday to strike down a set of highly controversial rules crafted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. That particular fight may be won, but experts caution that the court's decision is only likely to open up new battlefields.

Judge James C. Cacheris of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia voided the agency's new rules Tuesday, saying the agency did not possess the proper authority to make substantive changes to regulations. The...
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