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Judge Albright Now Oversees 20% Of New US Patent Cases

By Dani Kass (March 10, 2021, 11:05 PM EST) -- U.S. District Judge Alan Albright's passion for patent law and his fast-paced docket have officially made his Western District of Texas courtroom the busiest hub for patent litigation in the country, featuring nearly a fifth of the country's new patent cases in 2020.

According to a new report from Lex Machina, the Western District of Texas saw 857 patent cases filed last year, 793 of which went to Judge Albright. The judge's caseload represents 19.5% of the country's new patent cases for the year.

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