House IP Reform Bill Stirs Worries In Judicial Committee

Law360, Washington (November 8, 2013, 4:30 PM EST) -- The head of the Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure said Friday he was concerned that an intellectual property reform bill recently floated in the U.S. House of Representatives would curtail the committee’s rulemaking ability in areas like discovery.

Committee chairman U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell said the committee would work closely with staff in the House and in the U.S. Senate on their various proposals to impose tighter discovery rules and limit the power of so-called patent trolls, but that the committee wanted...
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