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Feb. 3, 2023, 12:05 AM

Albright Recuses in IBM Patent Infringement Suit Against LzLabs

Michael Shapiro
Michael Shapiro

US District Judge Alan D. Albright, one of the busiest patent judges in the nation, lightened his caseload by one, recusing himself from an IBM Corp. patent infringement suit in Texas on Wednesday.

IBM sued Swiss company LzLabs GmbH in March 2022, accusing it of ripping off IBM’s mainframe system software and using the information to poach customers. The tech giant alleged LzLabs infringed five patents, stole trade secrets, and engaged in false advertising.

LzLabs and co-defendant Texas Wormhole LLC filed their disqualification motion on Jan. 17, saying Albright, who sits in the US District Court for the Western District ...

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