Special IP Trial Courts A Bad Idea, Lawyers Say

Law360, New York (February 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A proposal in the U.S. Congress to establish specialized trial courts for intellectual property cases is causing alarm among attorneys, who say it's a badly conceived idea.

While the proposed legislation only calls for a two-year trial period, many patent attorneys are already crying foul, warning that the proposal would needlessly create a special class of jurisprudence for intellectual property matters.

The concern arises from proposed U.S. legislation that once closely paralleled the defunct Patent Reform Act of 2005, but is now being considered as a...
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