October 8, 2009 the USPTO announced that Director David J. Kappos signed a new Final Rule rescinding the patent regulation package. The regulations, which addressed the number of continuation applications as well as the number of claims that could be included within each application, were published in the Federal Register in August 2007, but were enjoined and never came into effect. The USPTO said also that it will file a motion to dismiss and vacate the federal district court decision in a lawsuit filed against the USPTO that sought to prevent the rules from taking effect.
Please click here to read the USPTO’s announcement.
Posted: October 9, 2009