Here are several Northern District and IP news stories that did not warrant separate posts:

  • The Northern District’s new Rockford courthouse is being named for retired Judge Roszkowski.  Judge Roszkowski was the first federal judge permanently seated in Rockford and served for over twenty years.
  • Blawg Review #198 is up at the East Central Illinois Criminal Law & DUI Blog (click here to read it).  As you might expect based upon the blog’s subject matter, there is not a lot of IP content.  But there are several Illinois-specific stories that Blog readers may find interesting.  For example, My Law Life warns that an Illinois statute makes it illegal to jog (or walk) on Illinois roadways where sidewalks are available — click here to read the post.
  • Several blogs are reporting that patent reform may be back on in Congress this year:  Patently-O; and 271 Patent Blog.