Glaxo files motion for preliminary injunction and TRO to stop new rules, hearing on October 26?October 17, 2007

On Monday, Glaxo filed a motion for preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order in its lawsuit seeking to prevent implementation of the new USPTO rules regarding claim and continuation limits. The court has set a hearing for October 26, which the USPTO has requested by extended to October 31 in order to give it the full 11 days it would otherwise get to file a brief in response.

The case is number 1:07-cv-01008-CMH-TRJ, and is assigned to Judge Claude M. Hilton, a Reagan appointee who has served in the Eastern District of Virginia since 1985, and took senior status beginning in 2006.

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