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Obama memo could delay continuations rules

Ryan Pasquale, New York

A White House memo from chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has placed a moratorium on all “new or pending” federal regulations and is likely to delay implementation of the USPTO’s various rules packages, including the Office’s controversial claims and continuations package

The Emanuel memo directs federal agencies to withdraw any unpublished regulation from the Office of the Federal Register (OFR).

The order could affect the...

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