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IP Litigation Resources

The following resources pertain to intellectual property litigation in Illinois State and Federal Courts:

General Litigation Resources

Publications of the Sedona Conference:  The materials put out by the Sedona Conference are well-respected, and include the often cited “Sedona Principles” regarding production of electronic documents.

Illinois Verdicts and Setttlement Reporter

Music Copyright Infringement Resource:  A collection of music copyright cases with a description of each.

Trademark Infringement:  Explanation from Legal Information Institute.

Trade Secret Institute:  Publishes information about trade secret cases.  From Brooklyn Law School.

PatentlyO:  A very well-regarded patent specific blog.

SCOTUSblog:  An excellent blog covering the Supreme Court.

Federal Litigation Resources

General

Legal Information Institute

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Federal Rules of Evidence

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure

U.S. Code

Federal District Courts in Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Local Rules

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Patent Rules

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois Local Rules

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois Standing Orders

United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois Local Rules

Remember to check if the specific judge you are before has chamber rules!

Seventh Circuit Rules

Circuit Rules of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Illinois State Litigation Resources

General

Illinois General Assembly:  Full text of bills, public acts, and Illinois Compiled Statutes.

Illinois Code of Civil Procedure

Illinois Rules of Evidence

Illinois Civil Appeal Rules

Illinois Courts Information

Illinois Courts:  Information about various Illinois Circuit Courts, Appellate Divisions, and the Illinois Supreme Court.


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