Well, that was quick. The defendant’s motion to dismiss under section 101 was denied seven days before the response was due with a direction to refile after the Markman. (Apologies to Wacoans for the crude ALICO building).
Good article on IAM by Richards Lloyd over the weekend on the Waco patent docket. Worth checking out if you’re a subscriber.
While Jamie and I were moving Grayson into our new digs on 8th & Cleveland, Judge Albright was a few blocks away on 8th and Franklin changing his patent case procedures. Lots
Well maybe not a bar per se, but they’re definitely having drinks together after this order from Judge Albright which also provides insight into his policies regarding discovery, Rule 11, motions for summary judgment, and blindness.
Bryan Garner is an expert lexicographer, grammarian, and textualist. What he isn’t is testifying in federal court in Waco anytime soon.
Six up, six down.
Not too long ago I posted on Judge Albright’s denial of a motion to substitute experts. He just ruled on the request to reconsider that decision. I would say, as I did recently on the SJ motion in this case, that that would give us insight into how he views motions to reconsider, but the graphic sort of gives it away.
One of the characteristics of the Waco patent docket – in addition to its proximity to the Silos, of course – is the frequent handling of motions by docket entries or text orders, as opposed to written orders – as was the case here. This entry confirms that one can read between the lines even of a text order.
All good things must come to an end, and yesterday was the day for our vacation. Alaska’s great and all, but the high point was still seeing my old G.I. Joe space capsule in the traveling Apollo 11 exhibit in Seattle, along with the little astronaut to the right (which I still have) and an original boxing of the AMT Man in Space kit from 1967, which readers have seen me use in my LUT model over the past three years. (The Apollo 11 capsule was there too, but hey, this was GI Joe).
But you probably want to know about the new order applying to patent cases in Waco, don’t you?