Bloomberg Law
Sept. 21, 2021, 8:47 PM

Alan Albright, the Go-To Judge for Patent Cases, Speaks (Podcast)

David Schultz
David Schultz
Audio Producer

As recently as 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas received only 90 patent cases or 2.5% of the patent cases filed nationwide. However, after Judge Alan Albright took the bench in Waco, Texas, his federal court has become a hotbed of patent litigation. Just last year, Albright saw nearly 800 new patent suits filed.

On this episode of our podcast, On The Merits, Albright speaks to Bloomberg Law reporter Matthew Bultman about why patent plaintiffs are so eager to litigate in his court, and why other judges don’t seem to want to try these cases. Albright also talks about the changes he’s made during the pandemic and why he expects many of them to become permanent.

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