Local Patent Rules for Key Jurisdictions Toolkit

Resources concerning key provisions and deadlines in the local patent rules for popular patent venues, including the US District Courts for the Districts of Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, and Utah, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas, Northern and Southern Districts of California and Ohio, Northern Districts of Illinois and Georgia, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Western Districts of Washington and Pennsylvania.  

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Several district courts have adopted local patent rules that govern the timing and substance of many key events in a patent case, including:

  • The patent owner's infringement contentions and accompanying document production.

  • The accused infringer's invalidity contentions and accompanying document production.

  • Amendment of infringement and invalidity contentions.

  • Claim construction briefing and Markman hearings ( www.practicallaw.com/3-514-7689) .

  • The accused infringer's opinion of counsel disclosures.

This Toolkit provides several continuously maintained resources designed to help counsel comply with the local patent rules adopted by popular courts for patent litigation, including downloadable charts summarizing each court's key deadlines. It also includes resources concerning motion practice under the local patent rules of three courts with well-developed case law. This Toolkit also includes resources for other popular patent litigation venues that have not adopted local patent rules, such as the US District Court for the District of Delaware.

This Toolkit's resources address the local patent rules and practices adopted by the US District Courts for:

  • The District of Delaware.

  • The District of Maryland.

  • The District of Massachusetts.

  • The District of Nevada.

  • The District of New Jersey.

  • The District of Utah

  • The Eastern District of Texas.

  • The Northern District of California.

  • The Northern District of Georgia.

  • The Northern District of Illinois.

  • The Northern District of Ohio

  • The Northern District of Texas.

  • The Southern District of California.

  • The Southern District of Ohio.

  • The Southern District of Texas.

  • The Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

  • The Western District of Pennsylvania.

  • The Western District of Washington.

 

The District of Delaware

 

The District of Maryland

 

The District of Massachusetts

 

The District of Nevada

 

The District of New Jersey

 

The District of Utah

 

The Eastern District of Texas

 

The Northern District of California

 

The Northern District of Georgia

 

The Northern District of Illinois

 

The Northern District of Ohio

 

The Northern District of Texas

 

The Southern District of California

 

The Southern District of Ohio

 

The Southern District of Texas

 

The Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

 

The Western District of Pennsylvania

 

The Western District of Washington

 
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