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PLI to Cover GSK Injunction Hearing Live

PLI to Cover GSK Injunction Hearing Live

(PRLEAP.COM) On Tuesday, October 24, 2007, the Patent Practice Center blog sponsored by the Practising Law Institute announced that John White, a patent attorney and Director of the PLI Patent Bar Review Course, will be in attendance on October 31, 2007 for the GlaxoSmithKline preliminary injunction hearing. Glaxo is challenging whether the United States Patent Office has the authority to promulgate new rules that are to take effect on November 1, 2007.

The Patent Practice Center blog has been closing following the new rules as the effect date approaches, and has already written extensively on topic. Gene Quinn, a patent attorney and the Editor of the Patent Practice Center says: "It is virtually impossible to find anyone outside the Patent Office who thinks these new rules make any sense at all. These new rules are simply absurd." Quinn further explains that "the new rules are not only going to affect GSK and the pharma industry as a whole, but they are going to affect everyone, whether individual inventor, small business, Universities, Federal Laboratories, small cap, large cap or Fortune 500."

What the Patent Practice Center plans to do is have Mr. White call Mr. Quinn with updates throughout the day regarding how the hearing is going, providing his insights and impressions. Quinn will then immediately post the reports, thereby providing near real time reports published on the Patent Practice Center blog. Quinn says "stay tuned to the Patent Practice Center blog throughout the day on Wednesday, October 31, 2007. The hearing starts at 10:00 am and we plan to have a lot of undates as soon as anything worthy or reporting happens. If John can find a reliable enough wireless signal for his laptop he also plans on making his own posts during the lunch break and immediately following the hearing."

In related news, on Friday, November 2, 2007 from 1-2pm Eastern Time, PLI will hold a hot topic briefing that every patent attorney and patent professional should hear. The briefing is titled New USPTO Rules: Enjoined or Effective 11/1/07? What is the Fall-Out? Whether the district court issues an injunction or not, whether the Federal Circuit gets involved or whether nothing happens at all and the rules go into effect on November 1, 2007, there will be plenty to talk about. John White and Bob Spar, the recently retired Director of the Office of Patent Legal Administration at the USPTO will be giving the briefing, bringing you up to date with what is likely to be a flurry of activity.

For those who cannot hear the briefing live it will be recorded available for later download. Alternatively, if you are interested in receiving a personal briefing for you firm or company Bob Spar is available to make 1, 2 or 3 hour presentations on the new rules, which would be an excellent opportunity to bring your whole staff up to speed. If you are interested please contact Zoyna Dixon at (212) 590 - 8865 or via e-mail at zdixon@pli.edu.

For more information on the case you can find all of the documents at:


For all the PLI blog posts on these new rules see: