The State Of Intradistrict Venue Transfer In West Texas

By Clarence Rowland (May 18, 2022, 6:28 PM EDT) -- After the appointment of U.S. District Judge Alan D. Albright to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in 2018, he became the most popular patent judge in the United States — he received over 23% of district court patent cases in 2021, and roughly the same percentage in the first quarter of 2022.[1]

But in many of these cases there are no relevant witnesses or evidence in his judicial division, the Waco Division, leading parties to file convenience transfer motions pursuant to Title 28 of the U.S. Code, Section 1404(a).

That statute provides: "For the convenience of parties...

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