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…

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