Patent and Trademark Office April 15, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Cancellation of Rule of Practice 41.200(b) Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in Interference Proceedings
Document Number: 2010-8626
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Agilent Technologies, Inc. v. Affymetrix, Inc., 567 F.3d 1366 (Fed. Cir. 2009). That decision impacted the continuing viability of portions of a patent interference rule. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) is therefore cancelling the affected portion of the interference rule.