USPTO Asks Fed. Circ. To Reverse Ruling In Tafas Case

Law360, New York (July 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has filed a brief with a federal appeals court, seeking to reverse a lower court's decision to void 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.

The brief, filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, asks the court to reconsider a Virginia federal court's ruling in the Tafas/GSK v. Dudas case and reinstate the rules, which the...
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