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senate Bill S. 299

A bill to establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges.

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      senate Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJanuary 22nd, 2009

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Official Title

A bill to establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges.

Summary

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.

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