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New Patent Local Rules

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Court previously created a Patent Local Rules Committee to consider adopting local rules governing patent cases in the District of Kansas. The Committee met several times and proposed a set of patent rules and a scheduling order. Last fall, those proposed rules were approved by the Bench-Bar Committee, and then by the Court, and published for comment. The Patent Local Rules Committee then reconvened to review the comments that were received. Following consideration, the Committee recommended the adoption of several of the suggested amendments and the revised Patent Local Rules were then approved by the Bench-Bar Committee and adopted by the Court.

The Patent Local Rules take effect on August 14, 2017 and apply to new patent cases filed on or after August 14, 2017. You can find the rules at http://www.ksd.uscourts.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Patent-Local-Rules-8-14-17.pdf.  Or go to http://www.ksd.uscourts.gov and click on Rules.  The Patent Local Rules link is in the drop down menu.