We often hear concerns with the ability or the willingness of the courts to handle sophisticated patent cases.  While we feel the concern is overstated, there are legitimate concerns.  Roy Strom examines a number of these concerns and how they are being remedied in this month’s issue of the Chicago Lawyer.

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Chief Judge Holderman recently gave the Northern District’s annual state of the court address.  The address led with a moment of silence for the late Judge Hibbler.  Pronouncing the state of the Court “good,” Holderman addressed existing vacancies on the bench:

  • There were five vacancies on the bench but two are being filled by new