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Today the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted Tafas' and Smithkline Beecham's Motions for Summary Judgment, effectively holding that the USPTO's proposed 5/25 and 2+1 rules regarding claims and continuation practice are illegal, and therefore null and void.

Read the opinion here:
GSKSummJudgOPINION.pdf

The case is: Tafas v. Dudas, Docket No. 1:07cv846, as combined with Smithkline Beecham Corporation v. Dudas, Docket No. 1:07cv1008, in the Eastern District of Virginia, before judge Cacheris.

Now we wait to see if there is an appeal...
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