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Judge in West Texas Patent Hot Spot Issues Revised Guidelines

Sept. 23, 2020, 8:48 PM

U.S. District Judge Alan Albright has issued a new revision of his procedures for patent cases, including guidance for attorneys on the appropriate tone forcertain conversations.

Albright, whose Waco courthouse has become a magnet for patent lawsuits since he took the bench in 2018, released the latest version of his guidance on Tuesday. The 10-page document outlines basic procedures for patent cases in his courtroom in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

One unique feature of Albright’s courtroom has been that before companies can ask for a court order requiring the other side turn over documents ...