Posts Tagged: claims and continuation rules


Tafas v. Dudas/Doll – 5 Years Later But Still Very Pertinent

Although such Final Rules were widely criticized by most companies in the United States, a sole individual, Dr. Triantafyllos Tafas, a co-inventor of a computerized automated microscope, …

Tafas and GlaxoSmithKline Awarded Jefferson Medal by NJIPLA

Tafas and GSK were recognized with this prestigious award for their successful legal challenge to the claims and continuations rules made final in 2007 by the United States …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2

Practising Law Institute Helping Out Attorneys in Down Economy

PLI is offering scholarships for unemployed attorneys and they are also hosting Winning Strategies for Managing Your Career 2010 for the special price of $25. From time to time …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 0

Top 10 Patent Stories of the Decade 2000-2009 (Part 2)

On December 21, 2009, I embarked upon identifying the top 10 patent stories of the decade, which ends as we usher in the new year.  The Top 10 Part 1 identified what …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 11

JUST IN: Federal Circuit Denies Vacatur in USPTO Rules Case

Earlier today the Chief Judge Paul Michel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an Order declaring the pending appeal of Dr. …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 5

Tafas Objects to Vacatur in Claims and Continuations Appeal

Late this evening attorneys representing Dr. Triantafyllos Tafas filed a Reply to Motion for Dismissal of Appeal and Request for Remand. In this filing Tafas points out …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 1

Kappos Rescinds Claims & Continuations Rules, What Next?

By now most are likely aware of, or rapidly becoming aware of, the fact that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has finally done the right …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 9

USPTO Agrees to Withdraw Claims & Continuations Rules

PRESS RELEASE: GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) today announced that it has reached agreement with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to join the USPTO’s motion …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 4

Professor Arti Rai to the Patent Office? I Sure Hope Not!

I wish I had some inside information to pass along, but I do not.  All I can seem to come up with is unsubstantiated rumor and innuendo, …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 11

Suggestions for USPTO Director David Kappos

One month ago today David Kappos was confirmed at the Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and the Director of the Patent and Trademark Office, and days …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 6

Awaiting Kappos’ Decision on Claims and Continuations

On Thursday, August 13, 2009, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke conducted a ceremonial swearing-in of Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 9

Chasing Unicorns: Ramblings on Deferred Examination

I am writing this article from 32,000 feet as I fly across country to teach the PLI Patent Bar Review Course in Costa Mesa, California, which is just …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 0

Federal Circuit Grants USPTO, GSK and Tafas More Time

Last Thursday I wrote regarding the USPTO, GlaxoSmithKline and Dr. Tafas jointly requesting an extension of time within which to either request reconsideration or rehearing en banc …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 6

USPTO, Tafas & GSK Request Extension for Reconsideration

I just received word that the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Dr. Triantafyllos Taffas and SmithKline Beecham Corporation (i.e., GlaxoSmithKline) filed a joint request for …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 0

Victory to the Patent Office in Claims & Continuations Appeal

I knew it was bad news when I saw that Judge Rader did not write the opinion, but rather concurred in part and dissented in part.  But, …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 11