The Witching Hour approaches: hearing on Glaxo’s preliminary injunction motion today at 10 EasternOctober 31, 2007

Today at 10:00 AM Eastern time, Judge James C. Cacheris in the Eastern District of Virginia will hear GlaxoSmithKline's motion for preliminary injunction to prevent enforcement of the USPTO's new claim and continuation limit rules. No word on how long the hearing will last, but we'll post as soon as we hear of a ruling. Given that the rules are scheduled to go into effect tomorrow, a ruling from the bench seems likely, otherwise it would not be meaningful. You can bet that no matter which party wins, there will be an appeal. If the rules are not enjoined, expect an emergency motion with the Federal Circuit to enjoin the rules pending appeal.

The PLI Patent Law blog will have John White in attendance and will be providing updates during the hearing. The Wall Street Journal Law Blog provides this report.

Click below for links to the relevant filings in the case.

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