February 28, 2007
Continuation Limits Dead
Classic gossip chain: Hal Wegner reports from "a highly reliable source" that USPTO Under Secretary Jon Dudas, in a swing through Silicon Valley last week, assured computer industry leaders that the proposed limits on continuations are, "in the words of one observer" - "dead as a doornail."
An earlier rumor hinted at such.
Wegner: "If that is so, then - given the terrible notoriety of the rulemaking package and the untold grief it is giving the PTO - the PTO should formally publish an announcement that the rules are dead. Otherwise, speculation will continue to exist that middle level management at the PTO is holding the continuation rules in abeyance until there is a change in leadership at the top."
Posted by Patent Hawk at February 28, 2007 4:50 PM | Prosecution