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November 2, 2009

New Rules Could Boost Patent Filings

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Intellectual Property Partner Dave Donoghue was quoted in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article "New Rules Could Boost Patent Filings" on November 2.

The article discussed an expected increase in patent litigation in the Northern District of Illinois on the heels of new scheduling rules implemented on October 1. The new rules are anticipated to speed up the length of time between filing and trial in patent cases to about 25 months, down from a previous average of 43. Despite a speedier process, the new rules are expected to still allow for sufficient time to benefit both plaintiffs and defendants.

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