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USPTO to appeal claims and continuations case

Eileen McDermott, New York

In the latest round of GlaxoSmithKline’s and inventor Triantafyllos Tafas’s battle to stop the USPTO from introducing new rules on patent claims and continuations, the USPTO yesterday said it planned to appeal a court decision that gave victory to its opponents last month

The Office officially filed a Notice of Appeal with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

In a decision last month, Judge James Cacheris of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted GSK’s and Tafas’ motion...

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