For more than a year, a District of Kansas committee headed by Judge Julie A. Robinson has worked to craft a new discovery and scheduling order. Now a draft has been completed, approved by the judges, and published for public comment. It is posted on the District of Kansas website (for some reason, it is under the newly proposed patent rules, go figure), or you can read it here. This will be applied district-wide, and is intended to provide early, complete, and accountable disclosure.
Please take time to read it carefully and critically. We need to get this right. The deadline for comments is November 26, 2016. We hope this order, or a close version, will be in place soon.