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West Texas Judge Shifts Patent Case Rules After Fed. Cir. Order

Nov. 20, 2020, 9:24 PM

Parties fighting over whether patent cases belong in Judge Alan D. Albright’s court will face fewer restrictions on discovery related to venue and jurisdiction, after Albright issued an order ending the restrictions.

Albright’s Nov. 19 standing order lifts all of the court’s previous limits on jurisdictional discovery and gives parties a six-month discovery deadline from the date of the transfer motion.

That should equip Albright, the sole judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas Waco Division, with the evidence he needs to back up his decisions regarding transfer of patent infringement cases and withstand appellate ...