Dear Inn Members:

As you may be aware Bills are pending in Congress (S. 299 & H.R. 628) to establish a pilot program in certain U.S. District Courts to encourage enhancement in expertise in patent cases. The court in the EDPA has a long history involving IP cases and would be a natural choice for the pilot program. Of course, selection into this program is not ensured and our congressmen need to know our position on these Bills.

To that end, the Board of the Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court has approved the attached and encourages all of our members to send this letter to their respective Senators and House Members. We hope that you will do so.

For your convenience you can find information about your representatives here:

http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml#pa

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?State=PA


Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Jacques L. Etkowicz
President, Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court

View a copy of the letter