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Appeals Court Too Eager to Move Suits Out of Waco, Attorneys Say

May 23, 2022, 6:15 PM

Patent owners looking keep their patent infringement lawsuits in Waco’s famously owner-friendly federal court need to focus on the location of witnesses and documents to potentially avoid the Federal Circuit moving the case, attorneys say.

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has rebuked Judge Alan Albright in a series of orders analyzing his handling of transfer requests. The high concentration of patent litigation in the Western District of Texas has caught the attention of Congress and Chief Justice John Roberts, who requested a report, due in May, reviewing the rules that led to the flock of filings ...