Calif. Judge Sets Sights On Patent Local Rules

Law360, New York (March 23, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT) -- While the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California remains a popular spot for patent litigation, it has not adopted local rules for patent cases like many other courts across the U.S. — and one district judge may be looking to change that.

When Judge Andrew J. Guilford is not hearing cases in the Central District’s Santa Ana courthouse or writing 123-page opinions, he is considering formulating rules for his court that would aim to streamline often complex disputes over patents and give greater...
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