The District of Delaware has long been a center for intellectual property litigation, drawing parties and law firms from across the nation to the federal courthouse in Wilmington. In 2005, intellectual property filings – patent, copyright, and trademark – outpaced all non-prisoner civil filings in Delaware. Nearly fifteen percent of the dockets of Delaware's four district judges involve disputes over intellectual property. With this volume comes experience and a large body of locally developed case law, especially patent-focused case law. Opinions and orders issue frequently.
The flow of patent cases also gives rise to a local patent litigation bar expert in the substantive and procedural nuances of practice in the District of Delaware. To complement that body of knowledge, three of those practitioners have created this blog. Dedicated to informing the intellectual property bar of the latest developments in the Delaware courts, we will bring you commentary on the latest decisions the moment they are handed down, as well as links to the actual opinions. From time to time, we will also post commentary on past decisions of note. Registered visitors will also be able to post their own comments.
The nature of litigation constantly evolves. If you are litigating an intellectual property case in the District of Delaware, or contemplating litigation, this blog will keep you up-to-date on what you need to know about what is happening in the Delaware courts.