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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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 million. The jury also found NCR liable for willful infringement of the asserted patents.  Here is where we stand thus far in Waco patent trials: Interestingly, Plaintiffs have had better luck in the Waco Division […]

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Link Roundup!

Links!

Last week was actually a pretty quiet week for media coverage of the Waco Division, but now we return to our (quasi-)regularly scheduled link roundup: Richard Lloyd of IAM Media covers remarks from Judge Albright made earlier this week at the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s spring meeting: Speed will remain of the essence in […]

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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 there was actually a fireplace nearby, it didn’t make it on camera. But we digress…  Principal Kat Li of McKool Smith facilitated an engaging and info-packed 45 minutes, which we’ll summarize below. Some of the […]

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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 transfer out of the Western District of Texas to the Northern District of California under 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a). While the Federal Circuit did not explicitly endorse the District Court’s reasoning, it did confirm that […]

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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 in and coverage of the Waco Division. Here’s what we’ve picked up over the last few weeks that’s not related to VLSI-Intel II: ESW-Roku: As we covered a couple weeks back, Judge Albright’s third patent […]

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