just_n_examiner (just_n_examiner) wrote,
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just_n_examiner

Wow. Continuation Rules Declared Null and Void

This will no doubt be dissected on all of the patent blogs over the next few days. It will likely make for some interesting reading.

Patently-O


The Order

The Opinion


The end result is that things are back where they started (for now). Still a pendency problem.

The decision also raises a question: since the Office cannot implement the proposed rule changes, anybody got a productive suggestion for alternative plans that might help deal with the backlog?
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