Okay, this was technically not during yesterday’s scheduling conferences, but the courtroom was nearly as crowded. Some 39 lead cases involving 62 cases received Markman and trial settings at the bimonthly scheduling conferences yesterday. But attorneys were not required to appear wearing lights (which is a requirement for participating in the annual Christmas parade. At least if you want to win in your category).
Parking on the square in Marshall is almost becoming an issue as the number of patent cases being heard at scheduling conferences is continuing to increase.
You can tell a lot about a docket by the scheduling conferences. Take this one from last Thursday.
Today’s Marshall patent scheduling conferences had a couple of surprises for regular attendees.
More cases set and as always, the numbers and dates are of interest. (And no, Texas hasn’t seceded. The county commissioners just get a little restless some days).
More time to trial and Markman data from the square on Marshall, where more construction is underway. Not as crowded as the photo, though, and, sadly, no circuses.
The latest round of scheduling conferences provides some insight on the current docket.
In case anyone wants to know what the current time to Markman and trial is.
More data on current trial settings.
It was great to be back in the Marshall courthouse this morning for patent scheduling conferences – the last round was virtual. Not so great was using a Shop Vac as essential office equipment.