Partner Julie Goldemberg discussed new rules from the US District Court for the Western District of Texas on distributing patent cases in a Law360 article. As a result of the rules, Judge Alan Albright will soon no longer oversee a large swath of US patent litigation and encouraged litigants to bring cases in Waco, Texas.
According to Julie, there’s nothing stopping the other judges in the Western District of Texas from following Judge Albright’s lead, meaning they don't have to start from scratch on how to handle patent cases.
“But they might not want to make the entire district completely patentee-friendly, because they might not be interested in having more patent cases,” she said.
“So I think it'll just depend on the judge and what they want to do.”