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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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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Link Roundup!

Links!

So…the Link Update took an unscheduled January vacation—but now we’re back, proverbially tanned, rested, and ready. And at least for this go-round we’ll try to atone with a slightly-more-comprehensive-than-usual selection of links for you:  Scott Graham of Law.com cites Mark’s coverage of Judge Albright’s denial of SK hynix’s motion to transfer (and paraphrases The Clash) […]

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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 string of significant orders concerning transfer-motion practice before Judge Albright. However, unlike the Federal Circuit’s prior orders in In re: Apple and In re: Intel (parts 1 and 2), this ruling doesn’t concern the substance […]

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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 and reply briefs (respectively) yesterday, December 29. The Court and parties convened for a Zoom hearing at 10AM Central this morning. The parties’ argument largely focused on the proper interpretation of the final paragraph of […]

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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 the meat of today’s Federal Circuit order in this post, and covered the District Court’s original transfer ruling exactly one month ago.)  Spoiler alert: Plaintiff VLSI has already filed an “Emergency Motion to Transfer Back […]

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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 near-term consequences of the ruling. First, here’s what’s happened to the litigants: Monday afternoon the Court convened a status conference involving plaintiff Uniloc 2017 and defendant Apple. The hearing was intended to address percolating discovery […]

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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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