The Western District of Texas Just Overtook the District of Delaware as the Top Patent Venue

  • February 18, 2020
  • Category: In Case You Missed It

Since his confirmation to the bench in September 2018, District Judge Alan D. Albright has taken active steps to make the Western District of Texas the new hotbed for patent litigation, including issuing a standing order that implements rules designed to appeal to all parties. Based on the early 2020 numbers (through February 14), all patent plaintiffs have taken notice, but NPEs in particular have decided to file in West Texas in ever increasing numbers, elevating Judge Albright’s district to the top of the list of most popular districts with such plaintiffs—above both the historical frontrunner, the Eastern District of Texas, and the more recent leader, the District of Delaware.

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