ED VA Declares New Rules Void

April 1, 2008 – Firm News

"ED VA Declares New Rules Void: “Changes to Practice for Continued Examination Filings, Patent Applications Containing Patentably Indistinct Claims, and Examination of Claims in Patent Applications,” 72 Fed. Reg. 46,716-843 (Aug. 21, 2007)(to be codified at 37 C.F.R. pt. 1)(the “Final Rules”) are declared null and void as “otherwise not in accordance with law” and “in excess of statutory jurisdiction [and] authority,” 5 U.S.C. § 706(2)"

Please click on the above pdf links to view the full OPINION and the ORDER.