Curtain Lifted on West Texas Plaintiff, Judge Connolly Sends the Matter Back There

March 12, 2023

Last week, RPX reported on Chief Judge Colm F. Connolly subjecting WSOU Investments, LLC (d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development) (“WSOU”) to some perhaps unexpected Delaware transparency after Salesforce—a defendant in ten WSOU cases filed in the Western District of Texas—filed a motion asking the Delaware court to force two Delaware entities with allegedly “substantial interests” in WSOU to provide information about their ownership and control. After consultation with the presiding West Texas Magistrate Judge Derek T. Gilliland, out into the public popped a good deal more of that information than WSOU, which opposed the motion, might have liked. Now, however, Judge Connolly’s involvement appears to have come to an end.

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