New Default Protective Order

Yesterday the Court posted a new Default Protective Order – Patent Cases. Beyond the direct link in our post, you can find it on the “Courtroom Guidance” tab of Judge Albright’s page on the WDTX website, as pictured above. Judge Albright has stated in the context of his prior Working Group meetings that this Default […]

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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 hearing is over; that hearing in turn typically follows service of a responsive answer or Rule 12 motion by approximately seven months. Specifically, the Court’s operative Order Governing Proceedings (OGP) provides: Except with regard to […]

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