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Pilot Program Established to Develop “Patent Specialist” U.S. District Court Judges in Fourteen Districts

On June 16, 2011 by Schnader

Fourteen district courts have been selected by the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to participate in a 10-year patent pilot program designed to enhance the expertise of district court judges in handling patent and plant variety cases. The pilot program is scheduled to begin in most courts in July 2011. This Alert discusses the pilot program.

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