Defendants motion to continue the January 31, 2022 trial by eight weeks was denied.
A witness’ positive status resulted in a brief trial continuance.
The prior standing order establishing various precautions, including requiring masks, in the Sherman Division courthouses has been vacated. Masking is now optional. (You should still bring your O’Connor’s, though).
Back in Sherman for a two week trial, and the courtroom audio is spectacular.
As two more Smith boys graduate, Judge Albright puts out trial procedures for another case picking a jury this morning in Waco.
Last November a breakout of COVID-19 in the Sherman courthouse derailed this case. Not this time – and it is the second $150-175 million verdict in Sherman in two weeks.
Yes, I mean ex parte review – both IPR-based stay motions were denied last year.
Another patent trial started yesterday in Marshall, and other spring patent cases saw changes in their trial settings.
This order gives some insight into the upcoming patent trials in Marshall this spring when Judge Hall’s azaleas are blooming.
Let’s talk COVID protocols for next week’s VLSI trial.