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3 Reasons NJ May Be New IP Venue Of Choice

Law360 (January 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- There are at least three major reasons why recent changes to local rules in the New Jersey United States District Court will accelerate patent infringement litigation in this increasingly popular venue.

Effective Jan. 1, 2009, the Board of Judges approved L. (D.N.J.) Civ. R. 9.3, Local Patent Rules. In so doing, the New Jersey District Courts became the latest in a series of districts to adopt a vastly accelerated discovery period leading to patent claim construction proceedings.[1]

These local rules capitalize on the experienced judiciary in...
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