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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

Eastern District of Texas

Judge Ron Clark, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court

NEW CIVIL NATURE OF SUIT CODE FOR PATENT - ABBREVIATED NEW DRUG APPLICATION CASES

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Effective June 1, 2017, a new civil nature of suit (NOS) code 835, Patent - Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA), will be used for patent cases involving companies seeking to market generic drugs by submitting the ANDA under the provisions of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Act, also know as the Hatch-Waxman Act. 

The NOS code 835, Patent - Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) will be available in CM/ECF and updated on the Civil Cover Sheet (Form J-44) on June 1, 2017.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk's office.