Monday, June 9, 2014

Will CW Appeal?

John Simpson, point man on Consumer Watchdog's embryonic stem cells issues, told Kosher Goldfish that CW "expects to" appeal the dismissal of its case by the CAFC.  To summarize a complicated process, the appeal lies with the US Supreme Court.  CW must petition for cert., which is not a guaranteed right. If SCOTUS denies cert, not only will CW be denied a hearing, but it sets a bad precedent for all non-profits who wish to appeal in the "post-grant" proceeding newly created under the America Invents Act.  The Act is a giant new patent law which has just gone into effect.  CW has until September 2, 2014 to file the petition for cert.
Keep tuned for further details or visit the Consumer Watchdog website for a press release.

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