Judge Robinson revises her procedures: how will patent litigation change in Delaware? Top points

By Denise Seastone Kraft and Brian Biggs

Judge Sue L Robinson, the longest-tenured judge in the District of Delaware, has changed her procedures and form scheduling order (hereafter referred to as the ‘Revised Order’).

Judge Robinson has often compared herself to an ocean liner (changing course slowly and incrementally). Given her fundamentally careful, gradual methods, such a procedural change is substantial.

These changes stem from the recently conducted Patent Study Group (PSG) that judges Robinson and Leonard Stark spearheaded, and that DLA Piper participated in, regarding Delaware-specific intellectual property litigation issues, including the effect of non-practising entities (NPEs). Below, we outline those changes most important to businesses and discuss the ramifications on patent litigation practice in the District of Delaware…

Click on the link below to read the rest of the DLA Piper briefing. 

Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in


It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer


Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.


Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.


Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

Briefings from DLA Piper

View more briefings from DLA Piper

Analysis from The Lawyer

View more analysis from The Lawyer


3 Noble Street

Turnover (£m): 1,566.29
No. of lawyers: 3,961 (UK 200)
Jurisdiction: global
No. of offices: more than 75
No. of qualified lawyers: 542 (International 50)
No. of partners: 142.6