Today the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted Tafas’ and Smithkline Beecham’s Motions for Summary Judgment, effectively holding that the USPTO’s proposed 5/25 and 2+1 rules regarding claims and continuation practice are illegal, and therefore null and void.
Read the opinion here:
The case is: Tafas v. Dudas, Docket No. 1:07cv846, as combined with Smithkline Beecham Corporation v. Dudas, Docket No. 1:07cv1008, in the Eastern District of Virginia, before judge Cacheris.
Now we wait to see if there is an appeal…