The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has agreed to rehear en banc the highly anticipated appeal in Tafas v. Doll. The case initiated in the Eastern District of Virginia, in which the Court enjoined the implementation of new rules relating to patent application continuations and claims. The Court's March 20, 2009, opinion was expressly vacated and the appeal was reinstated in the Court's July 6, 2009, Order.
Tafas v. Doll - Rehearing En Banc Granted
July 6, 2009 - 12:45am