5 Unusual Patent Hearings You Should Know About

Law360 (September 26, 2018, 8:08 PM EDT) -- District courts overseeing patent cases have found some creative ways to make the proceedings more efficient, whether it's by holding a patent "shootout" or by having more than one judge on the bench. Here's a look at a few unusual hearings.

2 Judges, 1 Texas-Sized Hearing

The bench in Marshall, Texas, was more full than usual during one recent hearing.

Earlier this month, Judge Barbara Lynn, the chief judge of the Northern District of Texas, sat with Judge Rodney Gilstrap in the Eastern District of Texas, where the judges held a simultaneous claim construction hearing.

The joint Markman hearing, believed to...

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