Partners Quoted in The Connecticut Law Tribune Regarding USPTO’s New Continuation Rules

Partners are quoted in The Connecticut Law Tribune regarding Kelley Drye’s representation of an independent inventor in a lawsuit against the USPTO. In the article titled Inventor Calls Rules Patently Absurd,” explains that the USPTO’s new continuation rules would make it cost prohibitive for many small individual inventors and small companies to pursue patents. On behalf of client Triantafyllos Tafas, he states that the new continuation rules will keep the power in the hands of large corporations forcing small companies and individual inventors to spend increased amounts of money to apply for patent applications. It xplains that the new rules will force inventors to apply for a large number of patents at the outset in order to cover all the likely permutations of an invention. This cost of applying for numerous patents will be harmful to businesses and individuals.