Monday, January 01, 2007

Discussion of Issa bill on patent courts

The San Diego Business Journal discusses the Issa bill:

The bill introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, establishes a 10-year program in several U.S. district courts to develop expertise in patent cases. It would provide further training and additional patent prosecution and patent litigation-savvy law clerk staffing for judges who have the desire and aptitude to hear more patent cases, while preserving the principle of random judge assignment to help avoid forum shopping.

With San Diego identified as a pilot participant, the approval of the patent bill would ultimately increase the number of intellectual property cases in the county and possibly increase the number of practicing IP attorneys in San Diego.


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