WDTX Judge Clarifies Procedures For Patent Cases

Law360 (September 23, 2020, 4:50 PM EDT) -- U.S. District Judge Alan Albright has again updated the procedures for litigating patent cases in the Western District of Texas' Waco Division, including adjusting who goes first in claim construction hearings and clarifying how many terms can be involved.

The nation's busiest patent judge on Tuesday released the newest version of his order governing proceedings in patent cases. Version 3.1 isn't a big shift from July's Version 3.0, but does have a few key changes, largely regarding claim construction or Markman hearings.

WilmerHale partner Gregory H. Lantier said the most significant change involves which party gets to go first during those hearings. Judge Albright...

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