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IP Alert: Northern District of Illinois Judges Assigned to Patent Pilot Project

September 21, 2011

UPDATE: The Northern District of Illinois has now implemented the Patent Pilot Project previously announced in June and has designated the following judges to hear patent cases under this project:

Chief Judge James F. Holderman
Judge Ruben Castillo
Judge John W. Darrah
Judge Gary S. Feinerman
Judge Virginia Kendall
Judge Matthew F. Kennelly
Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow
Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer
Judge Amy J. St. Eve
Judge James B. Zagel

As stated in the court’s September 19 press release, all of the Northern District of Illinois district judges will remain eligible to be initially assigned newly filed patent cases. If, however, a case is assigned to a judge not on the designated list, that judge may order that the case be reassigned to a one of the designated judges, who will be selected at random.

For more information on this pilot project, please contact Fitch Even partner Allen E. Hoover

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