Autodesk is asking the US trademark office to suspend its action against DS Solidworks. Not because the stores are stocking up for Christmas and it's getting to be that one time a year for showing goodwill towards all men, but because...
(Autodesk doesn't like it that DS SolidWorks has registered DWGgateway and DWGeditor as trademarks, and so sued DS SolidWorks in civil court. Part of the court action requests the jury require the USPTO to deregister DS SolidWorks as owner of those name.)
In the request to the USPTO (filed the same day as it launched its action against DS SolidWorks), Autodesk notes that it hopes that the result of the civil suit will negate the need to disbar DS SolidWorks' registration through the USPTO.
One rough estimate puts Autodesk's multi-front we-want-our-"DWG" legal actions at $2 million, so far.