Judge Cleland has adopted standard orders to be presumptively used in patent cases. The timeline (below) can be reviewed for an overview of case related goals. At the beginning of each patent case, the court will enter the default protective order and the notice of scheduling conference. At the conference, counsel will propose and discuss a consolidated view of appropriate deadlines and procedures, and the court will then enter a version of the model scheduling order.
1. Notice and Order Setting Scheduling Conference in Patent Cases
2. Model Rule 26(f) Report and Proposed Scheduling Order for Patent Infringement Cases
3. Default Protective Order in Patent Cases
4. Typical timeline for a Patent Infringement Case