Judge Robinson issues new patent scheduling order

On Monday, March 24, Judge Sue L. Robinson published a new form scheduling order on the District of Delaware web site for patent cases, as well as a new order governing the scheduling of patent Rule 16 conferences. These changes are in response to feedback from the Patent Study Group (discussed here ).

Changes include: no requirement that damages/willfulness are bifurcated from liability; additional initial disclosures related to damages models and sales figures; a new set deadline for the Court to issue a claim construction order; Markman and summary judgment hearings are no longer combined; papers must be electronically filed by 8:00 PM EST to be timely; and additional issues, including all discovery disputes, will be referred to a Magistrate Judge.

Scheduling Order (patent)

Scheduling Order (Rule 16 Conference)

Letter re: SLR revised orders

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