Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ground Zero at the ED Virginia

John White from the PLI Blog will be at the hearing this morning and will attempt to provide blow-by-blow coverage as soon as possible. Regardless of whether there has been an injunction issued or not, PLI will be holding a telephone/webcast briefing on Friday, November 2, 2007 on the case.

For more details, click here (link).

Since last week, 4 more amicus brief were added to the mix:

- Joint filing by Hexas LLC, The Roskamp Institute, Tikvah Therapeutics, Inc. - (link)

- Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - (link)

- Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America - (link)

- Biotechnology Industry Organization - (link)

Of course, the PTO opposed all of the amicus briefs (refering to them as "me too" briefs).

See more coverage at

• PLI Blog (link)
• Patently-O (link)
• Patent Baristas (link)

See also the Certification Analysis prepared by ICF International, on behalf of the PTO, concluding that the continuation rules have "no significant impact" (link)

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