H.R.628 - 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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  • Official: To establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges. as introduced.

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Result: Passed - December 17, 2010

Roll call number 651 in the House

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment: H R 628 An act to establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges

 

Official 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,

Official 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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