Massachusetts Patent Rules
Patdek is directed to organizing patent information. The information presented below highlights aspects of the Massachusetts Local Patent Rules governing invalidity contentions.
District Court local rules (here) (published February 1, 2012)
Dist. Mass. 16.1 for the District of Massachusetts (proposed scheduling order) Proposed Scheduling Order (A)(2) provides:
The accused infringer shall identify prior art that anticipates or renders obvious the identified patent claims in question and, for each such prior art reference, shall specify whether it anticipates or is relevant to the obviousness inquiry.
The Proposed Scheduling Order further provides:
Section (A)(2) also concerns the document production that is to accompany invalidity contentions.