The Northern District of California federal court wants to know what’s wrong with its local patent rules. Or what’s right, for that matter.

For the first time since the widely imitated rules were created in 2000, the district is soliciting feedback on them until Dec. 15. A committee of intellectual property attorneys selected by the district will then formulate recommendations, said Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner Edward Reines, a member of the committee.