New Local Patent Rules In Northern District Of Ill.

Law360, New York (October 27, 2009, 4:04 PM EDT) -- On Oct. 1, 2009 the local patent rules for the Northern District of Illinois (“N.D. Illinois rules”) took effect. The N.D. Illinois Rules provide guidelines and deadlines for submissions in patent cases from initial disclosures through completion of discovery, culminating in a trial at approximately 24 months.

This article highlights significant differences between the N.D. Illinois rules and two other commonly cited local patent rules: the Northern District of California’s local patent rules and the Eastern District of Texas’ local patent rules.

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