Idea Of Creating Patent Small Claims Court Reveals Divide

Law360, New York (May 2, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's request for comments about creating a special small claims court for low-stakes patent cases has divided attorneys and intellectual property groups, with some saying a new proceeding would make litigation more cost-effective and others calling it unnecessary.

The USPTO sought input on the issue in December, and Monday was the deadline to submit comments. Both the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law embraced the proposal, saying it could allow for better...
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