Northern Ill.'s New Local Patent Rules

Law360, New York (November 6, 2009, 4:15 PM EST) -- On Oct. 1, 2009, The Northern District of Illinois adopted new local rules for patent cases (“Illinois Rules” or “LPR”) designed to provide more predictability and streamline patent litigation.[1]

Historically, the Northern District of Illinois has consistently had one of the heaviest dockets for patent cases.[2]

In 2008, the Northern District of Illinois ranked fourth in IP case filings in 2008, with 385 cases filed, putting it behind the Central District of California, Southern District of New York and the Northern District of California.[3]

The highly...
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