Tag: Intellectual Property Litigation

Delaware District Judge Gregory M. Sleet to Take Senior Status

Today, the Delaware District Court announced that as of May 1, 2017, the Honorable Gregory M. Sleet will take senior status. Judge Sleet has served nearly 19 years on the bench, including as Chief Judge from 2007 to 2014, and has handled some of the most complex patent cases in the nation. The Court noted that Judge Sleet intends to render substantial judicial service as a Senior Judge. The Court... Continue Reading

District of Delaware Judge Robinson Takes Senior Status, Leading to Changes in Case Assignment Practices

On February 3, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware announced that with the celebration of her birthday today, Judge Sue L. Robinson has officially become a Senior United States District Court Judge.  With Judge Robinson’s senior status, the Court has modified certain case assignment practices... Continue Reading

Amendments to the District of Delaware Local Rules

The District of Delaware has issued Amendments to the District of Delaware Local Rules (the “Amendments”) that will go into effect on August 1, 2016.  Although most of the modifications are cosmetic, we address here the more significant changes which include the “reasonable effort” definition for meet and confer, exemptions for bankruptcy appeals, objections to Magistrate Judge rulings,... Continue Reading

Pleading Direct Patent Infringement Without Form 18

The way plaintiffs plead direct patent infringement may be about to change. Currently, the use of Form 18 suffices to plead a claim of direct patent infringement, despite what many courts and commentators believe is insufficient factual information required by that form. Recognizing that deficiency, the Federal Rules Advisory Committee recently submitted a proposal to the U.S. Supreme Court to... Continue Reading

District Court Announces Revised Electronic Case Filing Policies and Procedures

On October 2, 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware issued a standing order, effective October 16, 2014, further revising section (F) of its Revised Administrative Procedures Governing Filing and Service by Electronic Means to reflect a new filing and service deadline of 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. “Aside from initial pleadings, all electronic transmissions of... Continue Reading

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