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Posts Tagged: "Judge Alan D. Albright"

Q1 2020 Patent Litigation Filings Show Western District of Texas is the New Venue of Choice

Our regularly published litigation report shows that, for the first quarter of 2020, just over 80% of the cases filed in West Texas were brought by NPEs, with only Delaware receiving more new patent complaints.  Delaware had 174 new cases in Q1; West Texas, 158.  Of those, 128 were brought by NPEs (including subsidiaries of aggregators like Oso IP, Fortress, IP Edge, Longhorn, Acacia, and others). That means the Western District is on pace for 600 patent cases in 2020.  

The Newest Patent ‘Rocket-Docket’: Waco, Texas

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.