Another Waco case ruling on a defendant’s claim that the asserted claims are unpatentable subject matter.
The plaintiff in this case sought an order compelling mediation. Based on the briefing, apparently all the parties are engaging in objectionable conduct, but it didn’t really matter to the outcome – the motion was denied.
The parties filed cross-motions for sanctions arising out of conduct in a deposition, resulting in an order from Judge Albright.
I don’t know what’s in the water in Marshall and Waco these days, but there are protective order issues popping up everywhere for some reason, including this recent one from Judge Albright’s court in Waco.
Judge Albright issued the attached order adopting the special master’s report & recommendation on claim constructions, with one exception.
Judge Alan Albright’s Order Governing Proceedings – Patent Cases was recently amended to change some of the procedures and provide guidance on the Court’s preference on others. I’ve included the relevant language below with deleted material stricken thru and added information bolded. Subscribers, click on through – nonsubscribers, it’s just 2,000 words, and what else were you going to do on a Friday night anyway?
I’m over the river in Oklahoma today at the EDTX bench bar planning meeting, but that’s no excuse not to post on another detailed order from Franklin Avenue – Judge Albright’s third on patentable subject matter.
Had a great time yesterday at the investiture ceremony for the Western District of Texas’ newest judge, Alan Albright. The ceremony was held in the Baylor Club at McLane Stadium in Waco, and a good time was had by all, but most of all by Judge Albright (although Cam Barker placed a very strong second). Judge Albright was sworn in by his friend and mentor Judge James Nowlin of Austin, who he clerked for.
Congratulations Judge Albright!
I went through the orders and opinions on nondispositive issues in the Waco docket under Judge Albright tomorrow and wanted to go through what we have.
Every hearing I have with Judge Albright sheds more insight into how he intends to approach recurring issues in patent cases. I wanted to set out a few overarching themes from my most recent visit, metaphorically speaking, to Franklin Avenue.