Consumer and Public Interest Groups Back New U.S. Patent Rules That Would Curtail Abusive Behavior By Applicants
PUBPAT, as part of a coalition of consumer advocacy and public interest groups, has filed legal papers to support new U.S. Patent Office (USPTO) rules that would curtail abusive behavior by patent applicants and improve patent quality. The coalition filed an amici brief with the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia supporting the rules in December 2007 and another with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in July 2008.
- Court of Appeals Brief of Amici Curiae Public Patent Foundation, et al., in Support of PTO Rules (PDF; 150kb)
- March 20, 2009: APPEALS COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF NEW U.S. PATENT OFFICE RULE SUPPORTED BY PUBPAT: Proposed Regulation Would Help Curtail Abusive Behavior By Patent Applicants
- July 29, 2008: PUBLIC INTEREST GROUPS BACK FEDERAL COURT APPEAL TO IMPLEMENT NEW U.S. PATENT RULES: Proposed Regulations Would Curtail Abusive Behavior By Patent Applicants
- December 20, 2007: Consumer and Public Interest Groups Back New U.S. Patent Rules That Would Curtail Abusive Behavior By Applicants