Improved Rocket Docket Bill Passes House Judiciary

Law360, New York (September 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Legislation creating so-called Rocket Dockets cleared another hurdle on Capital Hill Wednesday when the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a pilot program to bring complex patent cases and tech-savvy judges together in litigation.

The bill, which was revised to avoid various pitfalls following a July markup, has become a focal point as law firms and corporate boardrooms grapple with the increasing complexity and cost of patent litigation.

The bill’s popularity has created a rare consensus in Washington, D.C., where competing interests have stalled broader patent reform,...
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