The U.S. District Court Northern District of California has updated its local patent rules. The latest local rules were approved on January 17, 2017 and becomes effective immediately, and can be found at http://cand.uscourts.gov/localrules/patent. A redline version showing the changes is also available. Notably, damage contentions at section 3-8 is now required for any party asserting infringement no later than 50 days of invalidity contentions. Civil local rule 3-15 has also been amended to require the disclosure of non-party interested entities or persons funding the prosecution of any claim or counterclaim.
Northern District of California Update to Local Patent RulesWritten by Tony Guo
As a specialized technology counsel, Tony supports his clients in the high tech, creative, and online industries. His primary areas of practice include intellectual property protection, Internet law, and startups. Tony is a USPTO registered patent attorney, as well as a licensed lawyer in California and Florida. He comes from a background involving considerable hardware and software development experience, having worked in both development and IT roles in the tech and finance industries.
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