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is the Waco-based Leader of Gray Reed’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group and is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Canadian Patent Office. He has more than 30 years of experience dedicated to advising clients around the globe on the inception, protection and monetization of all types of intellectual property assets. In addition, he has served as a patent law professor at Baylor Law School since 1994, and now teaches in the Entrepreneurship Program of Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.
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Anyone who is familiar with the fortunes of Waco, Texas over the past few years will recognize the remarkable transformation of the city in most every respect. This is often attributed to Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s “Fixer-Upper” fame. The legal world has its own version of a “fixer-upper” success story in Waco, and it has nothing to do with any renovation television series. With the arrival of Judge Alan D. Albright a little over two years ago, the Waco division of the Western District of Texas began its own transformation in every respect.
Marshall, Texas has been, and will likely continue to be, one of the major patent litigation cities in the United States. But, Waco, Texas is quickly becoming the new mecca for patent infringement lawsuits due to recent case law and the arrival of a patent-savvy district judge. In the world of patent litigation, we all know Marshall, Texas. The Eastern District of Texas—which includes the Marshall Division—is known to be one of the largest as far as numbers of patent litigation lawsuit filings in the U.S. The economic impact on the region has been significant, as service industries such as hotels, temporary offices, restaurants and catering companies grew to serve the regular flow of litigators and their clients coming to Marshall for hearings and trials from around the country. Several national and regional law firms specializing in patent litigation opened satellite offices in and around Marshall to serve their frequent needs for access to the busy courthouse.