Posts Tagged: tafas


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
10 years ago 2

Call to Action: Amici Briefs in ACLU Gene Patent Challenge

Recently I received an e-mail with a link alerting me to something posted on the 271 blog relating to Bilski. The video (viewable on the 271 blog) is taken …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 62

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
11 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
11 years ago 1

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
11 years ago 4

Federal Circuit to Rehear Tafas and GSK v. Doll

On Monday, July 6, 2009, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (minus Judge Lourie who did not participate in the poll of judges) decided to …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 5

Tafas Requests Rehearing of Claims & Continuations Ruling

As soon as I learned that the date for requesting rehearing or en banc consideration of the Federal Circuit ruling in the GSK and Tafas appeal of …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 3

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
12 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
12 years ago 0

Oral Arguments Completed in PTO v. GSK, Tafas

I am sitting in a Starbucks just outside the District of Columbia, across the river in Virginia.  I attended the oral arguments this morning at the United …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 0

Federal Circuit to Hear Patent Office Appeal

Tomorrow, December 5, 2008 at 10:00am the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will hold oral arguments regarding the appeal by the United States Patent & …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 0

USPTO v. GSK & Tafas Chronology

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will hold oral arguments in the case between the United States Patent & Trademark Office and Dr. …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 0

GlaxoSmithKline & Tafas Win!!! PTO Loses!!!

In the much anticipated decision from the Eastern District of Virginia the claims and continuation rules enjoined on October 31, 2007, were unceremoniously thrown out!  Judge Cacheris concluded: Because …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 0