- EnactedJanuary 4th, 2011The President signed this bill into law
- The senate Passed December 13th, 2010Passed by Voice Vote
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- senate Committees
- The house has not voted
House Committee on the JudiciaryIntroducedJanuary 22nd, 2009
- house Committees
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To establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges.
Establishes a pilot program in certain U.S. district courts under which: (1) those district judges who request to hear cases involving patent or plant variety protection issues are designated by the chief judge to hear them; (2) such cases are randomly assigned to the district court judges, regardless of whether they are designated; (3) a judge not designated to whom such a case is assigned may decline to accept the case; and (4) a case so declined is randomly reassigned to one of those judges so designated.