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June 16, 2004

ABA Project: Model Case Management Orders
for Patent Cases

Several years ago, I chaired a special committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Intellectual Property Law. We set out to develop some model orders for implementing "best practices" in managing patent litigation cases.

(Of course, many of the model orders could be used in non-patent litigation as well.)

We adopted many of the provisions in the model orders from local rules of various federal district courts. The model orders reflect many practices that are already somewhat routine among experienced patent litigators. They also include provisions to help reduce administrative and mechanical costs.

Last month I participated in a panel discussion on local court rules in patent cases. The panel took place at the spring continuing-legal-education meeting of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Several people asked me where to get an electronic copy of the model orders. Here they are:

Download model_case_management_orders_1998.12.08.rtf

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Posted by: david corry at Jul 19, 2004 8:15:34 AM

Was looking for an article on false advertising basics that apparently used to be located at www.lawnotes.com/false_advertising.htm. Have you relocted that to another place. I couldn't find it under the marketing link you provided. Thanks

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As a member of a sponsored Classic car show committee I assumed the responibility to create and refine a flyer that specified the rules, competition classifications, class descriptions, and general show information and specifics, all of which were extremely detailed, descriptive, involved and much more extensive than any other car shows flyers.

that was for a show in July of 2003.

Another group is having a car show this year, (Sept., 2004)in the same area and is distributing a flyer that utilizes exact segments (wording, punctuation and even type style) for almost the entire flyer, (about 75-80%) taken from my original work (Which encompassed MANY hours of work and
multiple submissions to the committee for review).

There is NO reference on their flyer as to the source of their material nor was I or any member of our committee contacted.

The originator of the flyer is one of the co-sponsors of this years show.

Since the proceeds of the show will be donated to a charity, I am not interested particularly in persuing legal action/monetary reward.

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Thanx, North American Ardvaark International (aka frustrated author)

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