Ohio Courts Eye New Rules For Patent Cases

Law360 (October 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With Columbus recently named the No. 1 up-and-coming tech city in America by Forbes, southern Ohio is seeing an increasing number of patent lawsuits. That has prompted a push for new rules to provide structure and speed to patent cases in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

A working group is currently drawing up a set of local rules for the district, which include special procedures for discovery and willfulness findings, along with a raft of scheduling guidelines intended to facilitate case...
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