Location Discovery Can Help Patent Holders Keep Their Lawsuits in WDTX


By Britain Eakin (May 23, 2022, 9:16 p.m. EDT) — Patentees who wish to avoid Federal Circuit mandamus orders and pursue infringement suits in the Western District of Texas must be more aggressive in venue-related discovery , according to a panel of lawyers who said the Federal Circuit was eager to move Judge Alan Albright’s case away from the courtroom.

The Federal Circuit has repeatedly chastised Judge Albright for the way he analyzes various factors when defendants file motions to be transferred off his rocket ship case to Waco, Texas. The appeals court ruled that Judge Albright — who oversees the nation’s busiest patent case — abused his discretion to keep…

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