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 the Waco Division. The order effectively reverses Judge Albright’s prior denial of Apple’s motion for a convenience transfer to the N.D. Cal. under 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a), based on the Federal Circuit’s “conclu[sion] that Apple […]

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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 to the Northern District of California (“NDCA”). We previously discussed the panel majority opinion, so this post will focus on Judge Judge Kimberly A. Moore’s dissenting opinion – which contained some flavorful rhetoric.  Judge Moore […]

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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 his newest Order Governing Proceedings (OGP) Version 3.2. The newest version has some significant changes front the prior order, namely the briefing schedule for Markman and including default venue/jurisdiction discovery limits.  Here are the new […]

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Link Roundup!

Links!

There’s not one all-encompassing event dominating WDTX coverage this week—though watch next week for another set of anticipated updates to Judge Albright’s Order Governing Proceedings. Until then, here are some general IP-related links to tide you over: When the PTAB exercises its discretion not to institute an IPR is a topic of perpetual interest to […]

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Link Roundup!

We’ll eventually wean ourselves off of continuing coverage of the MV3-Roku trial, but until then we want to make sure you’re aware of a wide array of perspectives in the legal media at large: Sushila Chanana, Julia Kropp, and Ashleigh Nickerson of Farella Braun & Martel ponder the potential effects of last week’s defense verdict […]

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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 2001 issuance of the Court’s Patent Rules) many years before the recent rise of the Western District of Texas and its steady march towards the number one spot for patent case filings. So, how similar […]

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Link Roundup!

Judge Albright’s MV3-Roku trial (which we covered extensively this week and last) was the talk of much of the legal media. Some of the coverage we found most interesting was: Bloomberg Law presented “Four Takeaways” from the trial. Law360 covered openings last week (free given COVID-related content) and the final verdict this week (subscription-only). The […]

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