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Is A Delay Of Alice Motions Bringing Plaintiffs To West Texas?

Law360 (December 20, 2019, 10:46 PM EST) -- In a little over a year, U.S. District Judge Alan D. Albright has amassed 229 patent cases in the Western District of Texas, a gold rush that might be at least partly attributable to the judge's disfavor of early Alice motions.

Though the judge has yet to adjudicate a patent case through trial, his public comments about his case management — informed by two decades of experience litigating patent cases — has aroused interest in how his approach to Alice motions will play out.

The timing of Alice motions varies from district to district, with some judges allowing them immediately while...

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