Tafas v. Dudas; SmithKline Beecham Corp. v. Dudas – Hearing Today.
The Summary Judgment hearing for Tafas/GSK v. USPTO in U.S. District Court (E.D. Virginia) is scheduled for today, Friday, February 8, 2008, at 10:00 AM. As previously posted by AT!, the litigation is related to the USPTO’s proposed claims and continuations rules and a preliminary injunction of the rules is presently in place. See here, here, here, and here. The Patent Docs have some exceptional background on the litigation, including copies of briefs filed, here.
Some are speculating that a decision from Judge James C. Cacheris may be rendered from the bench today. The PLI Blog will be report-blogging on the case throughout the day. Stay tuned.
JW Update (2/8/08 – 2:05PM) – Per Gene Quinn at the PLI Blog, the court has taken the matter under advisement and has recessed for the day. A decision is expected within the next few days to weeks.