We are proud to present the Northern District of California Patent Law Blog (N.D.Pa.L. Blog), which will address substantive and procedural developments specific to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California related to patent law.

Written by a team of patent litigators with extensive experience in the Northern District of California, the

In the Northern District of California, most civil cases are assigned at filing to the “ADR Multi-Option Program,” which generally requires the parties to participate in one non-binding ADR process offered by the Court within 90 days of entry of an order referring the case to a specific ADR process.  The available ADR options are (1) early neutral evaluation, (2) mediation, (3) settlement conference with a magistrate judge, or (4) some other court-approved private ADR process.

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