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August 18, 2021

China may be a guiding light for small claims IP courts in the United States

 Author, IAM

On 27 July 2021 several key senators requested that the USPTO conduct a study regarding the feasibility of establishing a small claims court for patent cases, reigniting the debate surrounding courts of limited jurisdiction for intellectual property. This is not the first time that the idea of specialised patent courts has been floated. These courts are often believed to be better equipped to keep pace with the dynamic changes in US patent law, while the possibility of a lower-cost venue for disputes is extremely attractive to many potential litigants.