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Civil Cover Sheet (Form JS 44) has been revised. The new version will be required as of June 1, 2017 when filing an Initiating Complaint.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Subcommittee on Judicial Statistics approved the creation of a new nature of suit code in June 2016. The Subcommittee agreed that it was important to distinguish patent cases involving drug companies seeking to market generic drugs by submitting the Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) under the provisions of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Act, also known as the Hatch-Waxman Act.
Please note that ANDA cases filed before June 1, 2017, and reported as NOS code 830 (patent) cases should NOT be modified to use NOS code 835; the NOS code for those cases should remain 830. New NOS code 835 is only applicable to cases filed on or after June 1, 2017.