Instead of writing a post on the new model order limiting asserted claims and prior art references, which was announced by Judge Davis at the bench/bar last week, I thought I would just flag this post from the Retail Patent Litigation weblog maintained by David Donoghue of Holland and Knight from Chicago. David is a fellow patent court blogger, also maintaining the Chicago IP Litigation Blog (like mine minus the bad jokes) and he and I have worked together representing a number of defendants in patent cases in the Eastern District, as well as spoken on blogging about patent litigation at seminars nationwide (what happens in Boulder stays in Boulder, right David?)
The Northern District of Illinois is also a patent pilot court with patent rules, and I find Dave's posts on how judges in Chicago are handling common patent issues helpful, since they, like the Eastern District of Texas judges (and judges from the ND and SD California courts we heard from last week at the bench/bar) are coming up with some novel ways of handling repeat issues in patent litigation that we can all learn from. In addition to his vertical slice of the patent litigation world on the Chicago IP blog, Dave also takes the issue on horizontally, commenting on patent litigation issues that affect retailers nationwide. Since a large number of my clients are retailers who are defendants in infringement cases, it's a great resource to see what's happening across the country from their perspective.