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House Passes Patent-Judge Pilot Program Bill

Law360 (March 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would create a pilot program aimed at enhancing the expertise of federal judges who hear patent cases.

H.R. 628, “To establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges,” passed in a 409-7 House vote on Tuesday. 15 representatives abstained from voting.

“Judicial mistakes in patent litigation are costly. This legislation will provide resources and a system to increase expertise on patent law among...
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