Will NJ Be The Next 'Rocket Docket'?

Law360, New York (February 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- On Dec. 23, 2008, the District Court for the District of New Jersey entered new Local Patent Rules, L. Civ. R. 9.3, which became effective as of Jan. 1, 2009.

The New Jersey Local Patent Rules were modeled after the local patent rules of the Northern District of California but were modified to adapt to the New Jersey practice of allowing magistrate judges particular discretion in handling pretrial activities.

Importantly, the New Jersey Local Patent Rules also added distinct provisions regarding Hatch-Waxman cases. The new Local...
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