PTO Battle over Rules: PTO Director Jon Dudas and Deputy Director John Doll have now been served with deposition notices from Mr. Tafas’ attorneys. The Dudas deposition is scheduled for Friday, December 7, 2007 at the law office of Kelley Drye in DC. Deposition dates are rarely firm.
S.1145: As the Senate Judiciary committee gets rolling again. Now is the time to contact your Senator to discuss the pros and cons of various aspects of patent reform. [Contact] Interestingly, the Senate has disbanded its Judiciary subcommittee on Intellectual Property [Link]
Tafas v. Dudas et al Documents: My friends at Justia have agreed to provide links to all the court documents for the Tafas case: Justia on Tafas. On November 5, 2007, the PTO withdrew its motion for partial summary judgment under Rule 12(b)(6).
Be a Fellow at Princeton: Those of you ready to spend time thinking and writing about patent law might consider a Fellowship in Princeton’s Program in Law and Public Affairs. One of the six fellowships is slotted to be awarded to an IP scholar. (funded by Microsoft). “Outstanding faculty, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges” are all invited to apply. Info: http://lapa.princeton.edu. [Other patent law jobs]