VideoShare v. Google Preview & Super Lighting v. CH Lighting Wrapup

Well, the Court has back-to-back trials, so y’all get a combination post. First, we’ll look ahead to this week’s trial…

Joe Abraham

November 8, 2021

Jiaxing Super Lighting v. CH Lighting Preview & Dial-in Info

Judge Albright's Court is again hosting another patent trial starting today, relating to LED lighting technology. Plaintiffs are Jiaxing Super…

Joe Abraham

November 1, 2021

Profectus v. Google Verdict & Updated Texas IP Trial Tracker

And another Waco trial's done! Profectus v. Google jury came back mid-morning yesterday. Counsel opened on Thursday afternoon, so that amounts to…

Joe Abraham

October 7, 2021

Profectus v. Google Preview & Dial-in Info

We know it's been a long while since we've been heard from; it was one of those summers (and may…

Joe Abraham

September 30, 2021

Another Procedural Update: OGP v3.4

Fresh off last week’s updates to Judge Albright’s Standing Orders (covered here and here); this week brings a further update,…

Joe Abraham

June 24, 2021

New Standing Orders – Notice of Readiness & Discovery Hearings

Amended Standing Order for Notice of Readiness: Yesterday Judge Albright released an amended standing order concerning the Case Readiness Status…

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June 17, 2021

Freshub v. Amazon Preview & Dial-in Info

Judge Albright's Court will be hosting yet another patent trial this coming week. Here's how observers can dial in to…

Joe Abraham

June 14, 2021

Updated Standing Orders – Venue and Motions to Transfer

Yesterday the Court updated two of its standing orders: Standing Order Regarding Venue and Jurisdictional Discovery Limits and Standing Order…

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June 14, 2021

Link roundup!

We’ll start off this week with a roundup of last week’s links. Considering there was a full jury trial (albeit…

Joe Abraham

May 24, 2021

The Verdict is in!

Today the jury in CloudofChange v. NCR returned a verdict in favor of Plaintiff CloudofChange, to the tune of $13.2…

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May 20, 2021

Link Roundup!

Last week was actually a pretty quiet week for media coverage of the Waco Division, but now we return to…

Joe Abraham

May 16, 2021

CloudofChange v. NCR Trial Dial-in Info

Another week, another patent trial before Judge Albright. Here's how observers can dial in to the audio feed in CloudofChange v.…

Joe Abraham

May 14, 2021

Judge Albright’s Fireside Chat

Earlier today Judge Albright spoke at a Zoom-hosted “Fireside Chat” sponsored by the Austin Asian American Bar Association. Though if…

Joe Abraham

May 13, 2021

Mandamus Relief Denied – The Latest 1404(a) News from the Federal Circuit

On May 10th, the Federal Circuit denied a writ of mandamus requested by Western Digital Technologies (WDT), which unsuccessfully sought…

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May 13, 2021

Judge Albright Speaking Engagement May 13

UPDATED MAY 7 We thought readers of the blog might like to know that at 11:30AM Central next Thursday, May…

Joe Abraham

May 7, 2021

Smörgåsbord & Link Roundup

To make up for our recent brief layoff, we’ll try to bring you a slightly meatier-than-normal summary of recent happenings…

Joe Abraham

April 30, 2021

VLSI-Intel II Link Roundup!

As promised, here’s a comprehensive listing of the other media coverage we were following during the VLSI-Intel II trial, in…

Joe Abraham

April 28, 2021

VLSI-Intel II Post-Mortem

It’s been a busy couple weeks of non-blog-related stuff around these parts, so we apologize for neglecting y’all. We’ll try…

Joe Abraham

April 28, 2021

ESW-Roku: New Verdict for the Trial Tracker

For those who haven't yet heard, Friday afternoon Roku notched its second trial win before Judge Albright. The jury handed…

Joe Abraham

April 12, 2021

Trial(s) Update: ESW-Roku & VLSI-Intel II

As much as we’d love to bring you wall-to-wall coverage of every trial in front of Judge Albright, this latest…

Joe Abraham

April 9, 2021

ESW v. Roku: No Trial Today

Quick FYI: For anyone wondering, there will be no trial proceedings today in ESW v. Roku, due to an illness…

Joe Abraham

April 6, 2021

New ESW-Roku Dial-In Info

The Court has updated the dial-in credentials to observe the ESW v. Roku trial, as follows: +1 669 254 5252  or…

Joe Abraham

April 5, 2021

Link Roundup!

Judge Albright is currently delivering preliminary instructions to the jury in ESW-Roku; you can dial-in to listen to proceedings as…

Joe Abraham

April 5, 2021

New Default Protective Order

Yesterday the Court posted a new Default Protective Order - Patent Cases. Beyond the direct link in our post, you…

Joe Abraham

April 1, 2021

ESW v. Roku Trial Monday + Telephonic Voir Dire Today

UPDATED 11:40AM 4/5/21 For those unaware, Judge Albright has another patent trial on his Court’s docket next week. The case…

Joe Abraham

April 5, 2021

A Signal by the Court – Intra-district transfer motions

Yesterday afternoon, the Court entered a text order denying Defendants Dell Technologies Inc., Dell Inc., and EMC Corporation’s Motion for…

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March 31, 2021

Link Roundup!

The Waco Division continues to be a topic of much attention in legal media: As we noted previously, the Federal…

Joe Abraham

March 26, 2021

Judge Albright’s Newest Standing Order – Action Required!

Today the Court released a new standing order entitled “Standing Order Regarding Motion For Interdistrict Transfer.” The Order states that…

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March 27, 2021

Texas IP Trial Tracker + Next Up in Waco

As regular followers of Texas IP litigations are aware, it's been a busy March: Judge Albright's second-ever patent trial recently…

Joe Abraham

March 23, 2021

Link Roundup!

As far as this blog is concerned, the most significant media coverage of the Waco Division this week was Scott…

Joe Abraham

March 19, 2021

Smörgåsbord & Link Roundup

We didn’t have time to get to it on Friday, so instead we’ll begin this week with a link roundup,…

Joe Abraham

March 15, 2021

A New Spin on 1404 – Ikorongo v. LG Electronics

Recently Judge Albright issued an order denying LG Electronics’ Motion to Transfer to the Northern District of California (“NDCA”) in…

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March 9, 2021

VLSI-Intel Link Roundup!

We’ll close our formal VLSI-Intel wall-to-wall coverage with what we hope is a comprehensive collection of stories about VLSI v.…

Joe Abraham

March 9, 2021

VLSI v. Intel: A Look Back

We’re generally leery of too-definitive “What does it all mean?”-type analysis. But we also assume that most of the (presumably…

Joe Abraham

March 9, 2021

VLSI v. Intel – The Verdict is in!

Early yesterday afternoon the Waco jury of three women and four men returned a verdict in favor of VLSI to…

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March 3, 2021

VLSI v. Intel – Day 6 and Closing Arguments

Yesterday marked the last day of the week-long trial that has pitted some of the best patent litigators in the…

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March 2, 2021

VLSI-Intel: What’s Left?

Here's a quick update for those of you wondering what's left in the VLSI v. Intel trial. We'll have some more substantive…

Joe Abraham

March 1, 2021

OGP v3.3 & New Sealing + Redaction Order

Waco Division business keeps churning on, even while there’s a trial underway. So we wanted to bring you a couple…

Joe Abraham

February 26, 2021

Trial Day 3 – Witnesses and Trial Observations

The long-awaited trial continues, and today included the last two live VLSI witnesses. The first was VLSI’s expert witness Dr.…

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February 25, 2021

VLSI-Intel: Day 2 & Docket Updates

The VLSI-Intel trial is underway (see Mark’s Day 1 writeup), and today’s action was devoted to about 70 minutes of…

Joe Abraham

February 23, 2021

VLSI-Intel Mini-Link Roundup

Things move fast during trial, so we’ll bring you some mini-link roundups during the week specific to VLSI v. Intel,…

Joe Abraham

February 23, 2021

VLSI LLC v. Intel Corporation – Day 1

The long saga that is VLSI v. Intel (which we have covered extensively here, here, here, and here) finally began…

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February 22, 2021

New VLSI-Intel dial-in information

The Court has adopted new dial-in credentials to observe voir dire and trial proceedings, as follows: Dial-in: 669-254-5252 Meeting ID:…

Joe Abraham

February 22, 2021

Link Roundup!

UPDATED FEB. 20 & MAR. 2 Hope all our readers in Texas have held up OK during the deep freeze;…

Joe Abraham

March 3, 2021

VLSI v. Intel Adjourned to Feb. 22

Last week’s winter weather has continued to hit Texas (an uncharacteristic 4+" of snow in Austin last night, and more…

Joe Abraham

February 15, 2021

VLSI v. Intel Updates & Link Roundup

UPDATED 7PM CST. First, a few short updates regarding VLSI v. Intel:  Although unusual, Central Texas sees occasional wintry weather—and…

Joe Abraham

February 12, 2021

Link Roundup!

So...the Link Update took an unscheduled January vacation—but now we’re back, proverbially tanned, rested, and ready. And at least for…

Joe Abraham

February 8, 2021

Netlist, Inc v. SK hynix Inc – What Happened After the Federal Circuit’s Mandamus?

Yesterday Judge Albright issued a 17-page order denying Defendant SK hynix’s motion to transfer venue to the Central District of…

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February 3, 2021

The Federal Circuit’s Newest Mandamus Ruling in In re: SK hynix Highlights (Again) the Need for “Top Priority” in Resolving Transfer Motions

Earlier today the Federal Circuit granted a petition for mandamus in In re: SK hynix, the fourth in a recent…

Joe Abraham

February 1, 2021

What’s Next for VLSI-Intel!

Based on yet another Federal Circuit mandamus order issued earlier today, we now know the answer to the question we…

Joe Abraham

January 21, 2021

Waco’s Facelift – Courtroom Technology Upgrades

Last Friday Judge Albright invited several lawyers practicing in his court – including us – for a tour and walk-through…

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January 21, 2021

What’s Next for VLSI v. Intel? (Chapter 2)

There’s now some more clarity on next steps in the VLSI v. Intel case. Intel and VLSI filed their opposition…

Joe Abraham

December 30, 2020

Link Roundup!

Apparently all the legal community wants for Christmas is...more articles regarding Judge Albright? There’s been a mini-blitz of coverage since…

Joe Abraham

December 23, 2020

What’s Next for VLSI v. Intel?

Where does Judge Albright go from here, following today’s Federal Circuit mandamus ruling in In re: Intel Corp.? (Mark covered…

Joe Abraham

December 23, 2020

The Federal Circuit Strikes Again – In re: Intel Corporation

Today, the Federal Circuit granted Intel Corporation’s writ of mandamus which vacated Judge Albright’s November 20, 2020 order re-transferring Intel’s…

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December 24, 2020

The Importance of Contentions?

It’s a busy holiday week, so we’ll give you a quick tip: Last week, Judge Albright held a hearing on…

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December 22, 2020

Link Roundup!

The last couple weeks have continued to generate coverage of Judge Albright and the Waco Division. Here are the highlights:…

Joe Abraham

December 18, 2020

Waco Division Miscellaneous Updates

For this week's post, I wanted to cover a few noteworthy updates coming from Judge Albright’s Court.  Jury Trial Will…

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December 11, 2020

Link Roundup!

Legal media generated a good handful of interesting Waco-related stories pertaining to the VLSI-Intel case over the past couple weeks:…

Joe Abraham

December 4, 2020

Claim Preclusion and Section 101 – Insights Into Judge Albright’s Approach

During May, when most of the country was reeling from the spread of COVID-19, Judge Albright issued a very thorough…

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December 2, 2020

Judge Albright Conditionally Transfers an Austin Case Back to Waco

Last Friday Judge Albright issued an order effectively “reverse”-transferring VLSI Technology LLC v. Intel Corporation’s trial from Austin to Waco,…

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November 23, 2020

Link Roundup!

Mark spoke with Perry Cooper of Bloomberg Law about today’s updates to Judge Albright’s standing orders relating to transfer/venue discovery:…

Joe Abraham

November 20, 2020

Judge Albright’s Patent FAQ

While some litigators practicing in the WDTX are probably aware of Judge Albright’s “Patent FAQ,” for those of you who…

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November 20, 2020

Revised Venue and Jurisdictional Discovery Limits

Yesterday evening Judge Albright released a new Standing Order Regarding Venue and Jurisdictional Discovery Limits for Patent Cases. This Order…

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November 20, 2020

What Comes Next in Waco When the Federal Circuit Orders Venue Transfer?

Welcome to continuing coverage of the Federal Circuit’s In re: Apple mandamus order. In this post we’ll focus on the…

Joe Abraham

November 18, 2020

Link Roundup!

For this week’s link roundup, we’ll first share a couple other perspectives on Judge Albright’s most recent updates to his…

Joe Abraham

November 13, 2020

Federal Circuit Mandamus Opinion in In re: Apple: Majority Opinion

Yesterday the Federal Circuit issued an order granting a mandamus petition filed by Apple regarding a patent case proceeding in…

Joe Abraham

November 10, 2020

In re Apple – Judge Moore’s Dissent

On November 9, 2020, the Federal Circuit issued an order granting Apple’s mandamus petition to transfer its case against Uniloc…

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November 10, 2020

The Latest and Greatest – Judge Albright’s OGP 3.2

As part of Judge Albright’s continuous attempts to make litigating in the Waco Division optimally efficient, Judge Albright recently released…

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November 6, 2020

Link Roundup!

There’s not one all-encompassing event dominating WDTX coverage this week—though watch next week for another set of anticipated updates to…

Joe Abraham

October 30, 2020

The Waco Division Hosts a Patent Party

UPDATED MAR. 4, 2021 We’re jumping back in time a few weeks to cover an event that occurred during the…

Joe Abraham

March 4, 2021

Link Roundup!

We’ll eventually wean ourselves off of continuing coverage of the MV3-Roku trial, but until then we want to make sure…

Joe Abraham

October 23, 2020

West vs. East – How Similar Are the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas?

The Eastern District of Texas started the “rocket docket” for patent litigation (generally considered to have begun with Judge Ward’s…

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October 21, 2020

Link Roundup!

Judge Albright’s MV3-Roku trial (which we covered extensively this week and last) was the talk of much of the legal…

Joe Abraham

October 16, 2020

The Final Countdown – MV3 v. Roku

Today was the last day in the MV3 v. Roku showdown, Judge Albright’s first patent trial since he took the…

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October 14, 2020

MV3 v. Roku Trial: The Penultimate Day

As this post’s title gives away, today was not, after all, the final day of the MV3-Roku trial, but tomorrow…

Joe Abraham

October 13, 2020

MV3 v. Roku Update: Bits and Pieces

The first week of the MV3-Roku trial is at an end. As mentioned in our last post, it’s been a…

Joe Abraham

October 10, 2020

MV3 v. Roku Update: Pandemic Trial Technology Is Complicated

For the most part, this week’s proceedings in MV3 v. Roku have felt much like any other patent trial. Attorneys…

Joe Abraham

October 9, 2020

MV3 v. Roku Trial Day 1: Pretrial Proceedings and Openings

The long-awaited trial date in MV3 Partners LLC v. Roku, Inc. is here at last! Our intention this week on…

Joe Abraham

October 5, 2020

Link Roundup!

It’s been quiet on the blog this week, but along with much of the rest of the patent bar, we’re…

Joe Abraham

October 3, 2020

Link Roundup!

Most of the big news out of Waco this week was Judge Albright’s updated procedures (which we covered here and…

Joe Abraham

September 25, 2020

Trial During COVID – A Look Inside Judge Albright’s Trial Procedures

On September 23, 2020, the parties in MV3 v. Roku had their final pretrial conference with Judge Albright before the…

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September 25, 2020

Judge Albright Speaking Engagement Today

For anyone interested in hearing directly from the Court, Judge Albright will be participating at 1PM Central today in a…

Joe Abraham

September 24, 2020

Updates to Judge Albright’s Order Governing Proceedings

Today, September 22, the Court issued a new version 3.1 of its Order Governing Proceedings—i.e., the default procedural reference point…

Joe Abraham

September 22, 2020

Judge Albright’s Newest Standing Order Re: Notice of Readiness

Today, September 22, Judge Albright recently posted a new standing order regarding “Notice of Readiness for Scheduling Conference in Patent…

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September 22, 2020

The First Cut Is the Deepest (but Not Really): Pre-Markman Discovery in Waco Division Patent Cases

The default rule in patent cases pending before the Waco Division is that fact discovery is stayed until the Markman…

Joe Abraham

November 20, 2020

Link Roundup!

We’re going to try to make a weekly thing out of sharing interesting content we see around relevant corners of…

Joe Abraham

September 18, 2020

A Q & A with Judge Alan Albright – Part 2

Below is the continuation of my interview with Judge Albright, in which we discuss his philosophy on certain motions, and…

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September 18, 2020

Howdy and Welcome to the Western District of Texas Patent Blog

Welcome to the Western District of Texas Patent Blog, a blog by Mark Siegmund and Joe Abraham. You can learn…

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September 11, 2020

A Q&A with Judge Alan D Albright — Part 1

Since Judge Alan D Albright (yes, there is not a period after the “D” in Judge Albright’s name) was appointed…

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September 11, 2020