On The Clock: Optimizing Courtroom Presentations

Law360, New York (January 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- As many intellectual property trial lawyers realize, more and more judges are setting time limits on cases. U.S. District Court Judge Albert V. Bryan, Jr. was the first to impose limits in the Eastern District of Virginia in the 1960s.

In recent years a handful of other district courts also have adopted the “rocket docket” format, including the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware and both the Southern and Northern Districts of California.

The trend is now spreading to other courtrooms across the country,...
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