USPTO Decides To Appeal Tafas Ruling

Law360 (May 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has decided to appeal a district court decision voiding a set of sharply contested new rules pushed by the agency as a necessary tool to streamline its processes and clear a growing backlog of paperwork.

In a notice filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Wednesday, the USPTO said it was appealing the final order of Judge James C. Cacheris in the Tafas/GSK v. Dudas case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal...
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