The following is excerpted from a March 12, 2012 Business Workshop article by David Oberdick published at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has been selected to participate in a pilot program that could lead to an increase in patent infringement cases in the court.
And if the pilot goes as expected, it may also benefit local service industries that provide support to patent litigation.
The pilot program encourages the development of an advanced expertise in patent cases among district judges. The goal of the pilot program is to "create a cadre of judges who gain advanced knowledge of patent and plant variety protection through more intensified experience in handling the cases."
Read the full article here.