Program For Patent Judges Could Cut Case Delays

Law360, New York (April 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A pilot program allowing for some federal judges to sharpen their expertise in patent law could help whittle down pending cases and speed up patent litigation — a process that practitioners say has become painfully slow.

The U.S. House of Representatives last month overwhelmingly passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., that proposes to set up the pilot program in certain district courts, but once again the fate of the program rests in the hands of the U.S. Senate, which has failed to act...
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