Tafas Decision Sparks Hope IDS Rules Also Doomed

Law360, New York (April 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Since a federal judge struck down a set of highly controversial rules crafted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month, patent lawyers have been speculating what effect the decision will have on yet another set of hotly contested rules still in the patent office pipeline: the so-called IDS rules.

On April 1, in a decision cheered by many in the patent community, the USPTO claims and continuation rules were voided by Judge James C. Cacheris of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern...
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