New set of rules could make patent cases more manageable

07/22/2013 | National Law Journal (free registration), The

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's advisory council has developed a set of rules designed to make patent-infringement cases easier to manage. The rules would limit the number of claims that plaintiffs can make and the number of instances of prior art that defendants can introduce. "Very often in these cases you have both sides posturing and playing hardball," Eastern District of Texas Chief Judge Leonard Davis said.

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