Announcement from The United States Patent and Trademark Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office, USPTO, just announced that they are withdrawing the CON/Claim Rules 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, they have been tied up in the court system until now.

Please follow the link below for full details“
http://www.uspto.gov/news/09_21.jsp

Please also read our previous article regarding the Continuation / Claim Rules package.
http://www.valea.se/news.aspx?id=399&epslanguage=EN