Calif., Texas Courts Win Spots In Patent Program

Law360, San Diego (June 8, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT) -- Fourteen district courts, including several from California and Texas, were selected Tuesday to take part in a pilot project seeking to help judges become more adept at handling patent cases.

The director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts picked the courts for the 10-year program, which is designed to make complex patent litigation more efficient by steering cases to judges who have an interest in them.

The participating courts are the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California; the Eastern, Northern and Western Districts...
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