Links to Rules And Other Useful Stuff
Local Patent Rules for Courts that have them, ITC, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, Federal Circuit, Google Patents, USPTO, EPO, JPTO, KIPS, MPEP, OTHERS
New NDCAL Patent Jury Instructions, http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/juryinstructions
Federal Courts with Local Patent Rules
All Federal District Courts have local civil rules that apply in all civil cases including patent cases.
Some courts have made small modifications to individual local rules for patent cases.
The list below is where a court has either adopted a separate set of local patent rules to supplement its local rules, or integrated detailed rules for patent cases into its local rules.
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals’ Local Rules and Internal Operating Procedures are at the end of this list.
CAL – ND – Local Patent Rules
CAL – SD Local Rules including Local Patent Rules
GA- ND Local Rules including local patent rules
Ill – ND Local Patent Rules
MASS, Local Rules including Patent Rules
MINN, Local Rules with integrated provisions on patent cases
NC – ED, Local Patent Rules
NJ, Local Rules including Patent Rules
PA – WD Local Rules, including Local Patent Rules
TX – ED, Local Rules and Patent Rules
TX – SD Local Patent Rules
WA – WD Local Rules and Patent Supplement Western District of Washington
Federal Circuit Rules and Forms and Internal Operating Procedures
Link to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Evidence and Appellate Procedure on US Courts home page:
Link to all local rules of all Federal Courts through USCOURTS.GOV
United States International Trade Commission, gateway for IP cases, “337” cases, including FAQs, and other information
USPTO website for patents, includes explanations of patent system, search engines, and other information.
Google Patents, free patent search database for US patents
Free US patents, Japanese Patents and European Patents on line
European Patent Office on line
Japanese Patent Office on Line
Korean Intellectual Property Services
MPEP on line at USPTO
Searchable pdfs of MPEP
Other sites of use to you:
2010 Handbook on Compensatory Patent Damages
National Patent Jury Instructions
Michael Smith’s Blog on EDTEX cases
Dennis Crouch’s Patently-O
All Rule Changes Effective December 1, 2010