NEW CIVIL NATURE OF SUIT CODE FOR PATENT ABBREVIATED NEW DRUG APPLICATION (ANDA) CASES

NEW CIVIL NATURE OF SUIT CODE FOR PATENT ABBREVIATED NEW DRUG APPLICATION (ANDA) CASES
 
     Effective June 1, 2017, a new civil nature of suit (NOS) code will be available to identify ANDA cases. The NOS code, 835, Patent - Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA), will be added to the Civil Cover Sheet (Form JS-44, Revision 6/17). The following jurisdiction codes are valid for NOS code 835: 1) U.S. Government - Plaintiff; 2) U.S. Government - Defendant; and, 3) Federal Question. The updated Civil Cover Sheet form will be available on the Court’s website (www.ded.uscourts.gov) beginning June 1, 2017.
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