Waco's New Judge Primes District For Patent Growth

By Michelle Casady (February 12, 2019, 7:26 PM EST) -- A former Bracewell LLP patent litigator who recently took the federal bench in Waco, Texas, has caused a major stir for the state's intellectual property bar, with some firms betting the new judge could grow the Western District of Texas into a patent hotbed that could rival the state's Eastern District.

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