H.R. 34 (110th): To establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges.

Jan 04, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Passed House)
Darrell Issa
Representative for California's 49th congressional district
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Feb 13, 2007
7 pages
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Signed by the President
Jan 04, 2011


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 12, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Jan 04, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 04, 2007
Passed House Feb 12, 2007

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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

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Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

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2/12/2007--Passed House without amendment.
Establishes a pilot program in certain U.S. district courts under which:
(1) those district judges who request to hear cases involving patent or plant variety protection issues are designated by the chief judge to hear them;
(2) such cases are randomly assigned to the district court judges, regardless of whether they are designated;
(3) a judge not designated to whom such a case is assigned may decline to accept the case; and
(4) a case so declined is randomly reassigned to one of those judges so designated.

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