The Patent Pilot Program
the Northern District of Texas
It is hard to believe that it has been a year since the Patent Pilot
Program went into effect in the Northern District of Texas. But, indeed,
it has been.
And, as such, it is time for us to provide feedback on the program to
the Northern District of Texas courts. We plan on doing this in several
different ways. This will allow us to provide as complete a picture as
possible of our bar's feedback on the Patent Pilot Program.
First, we are asking that you immediately send any general feedback you
may have about the program to email@example.com.
We will use this feedback, in part, to forumlate questions for the survey
discussed below. If you would like to remain anonymous, please indicate
that in your email or send a letter to me at the address listed below.
This phase of the process will be completed by Wednesday, September 26.
Second, we will be sending a survey to all members of the IP Section as
well as any users or potential users of the Patent Pilot Program in the
Northern District of Texas. The answers will be compiled and analyzed by a
group of patent litigators based in the Northern District of Texas. The
survey will be distributed by Wednesday, October 3.
Third, we will conduct a section meeting in order to discuss your
feedback and address any other issues that may arise in connection with
the Patent Pilot Program. The date for such a meeting will be announced
after we have received the survey results. Finally, we hope to have a
section meeting with one or more of our Patent Pilot Program judges --
Judge Lynn, Judge Godbey, Judge Kinkeade--to discuss the feedback and the
Patent Pilot Program as a whole. I strongly encourage you to participate
in all phases of this process. It is an important part of our obligations
as members of the IP Bar.
I hope that our email box (firstname.lastname@example.org)
will be filled with your feedback by the end of the day and certainly by
the end of the week.