Albright Lifts Limits On Venue, Jurisdiction Discovery

Law360 (November 23, 2020, 11:42 PM EST) -- After the Federal Circuit granted bids to transfer patent cases out of the Western District of Texas over the last few months, Judge Alan Albright has lifted restrictions on discovery related to where patent cases can be filed and which cases can be heard in his court.     

In a Nov. 19 standing order, Judge Albright ended all numerical limits on discovery related to venue and jurisdiction for patent cases in the Western District of Texas' Waco division, while ordering that discovery must be completed within six months after filing a transfer motion.

Judge Albright — the nation's busiest patent judge —...

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