NCS Multistage v. Nine Energy Verdict & Updated Texas IP Trial Tracker

The first Waco Division IP trial of 2022 wrapped up last Friday, following conclusion of the trial in NCS Multistage v. Nine Energy Service. This was the first oil-and-gas-related patent dispute to proceed to trial before Judge Albright. Given the holiday weekend, openings were on Tuesday morning; summations were delivered late morning on Friday; and […]

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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 in VideoShare v. Google, in which opening statements will occur tomorrow morning. This is a one-patent case, with the usual array of defenses at issue. Per the pretrial order, Google has asserted inequitable conduct. Judge […]

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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 Lighting Electric Appliance Co. and Obert, Inc.; Defendants are CH Lighting Technology Co., Ltd., Shaoxing Ruising Lighting Co., and Elliott Electric Supply Inc. Voir dire was held Friday. As before, remote audio-only observation will be enabled: […]

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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 Report (“CRSR”), which informs the Court that a case is ready for a Case Management Conference (“CMC”). Under the previous standing order, parties were required to wait forthe Court to issue a CMC date, which […]

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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 Regarding Motion for Inter-District Transfer. Here are the highlights: Amended Standing Order Regarding Motion for Inter-District Transfer The Court made a one sentence addition to this order: “Whenever a Markman hearing is postponed pursuant to […]

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