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Eastern District of Texas Adopts Model Order for Focusing Patent Claims and Prior Art

John Jackson, Matt Acosta, and Brian Oates

On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, Chief District Judge Leonard Davis, on behalf of the Eastern District of Texas, adopted a model "Order Focusing Patent Claims and Prior Art To Reduce Costs." The Model Order's goal is to reduce the expense of the parties by focusing patent cases on the issues at the core of the dispute.

Eastern District Implements New Fast Track for Patent Cases

Paige Nobles

On February 25, 2014, Chief Judge Leonard Davis unveiled an expedited case management procedure available to patent litigants in the Eastern District of Texas. The new procedure, known as "Track B," is an alternative to the management procedures provided for by the local rules ("Track A") and is available in all patent cases.

 The Top 10 People You Might See at a Patent Litigation Scheduling Conference in the Eastern District of Texas

Bob Latham

Many of you have been there - the scheduling conference in a courtroom in the Eastern District of Texas for the court's patent litigation docket. At any scheduling conference you are bound to run into one or more of the following types.

NEWS & NOTES

Square JW partner John Jackson will be attending the International Trademark Association's (INTA) annual meeting in Hong Kong on May 10-14.
 
Square A contingent of JW attorneys was pleased to attend the NYIPLA dinner in honor of the Federal Judiciary on March 28 in New York City. The keynote speaker was Ken Starr, President and Chancellor of Baylor University.
 
Square Jackson Walker partner David Folsom, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, spoke on patent litigation at the Dallas Bar's IP Section Meeting in September. The presentation, titled "Patent Litigation - Past, Present & Future: A Conversation with Judge Folsom," discussed how patent infringement cases have been litigated in the past, how they could be improved, and how litigation of cases of this type may change in the future. Read more...
 
Square JW recently won an appellate victory for legendary music producer Bill Ham and his music publishing and management companies ("Hamstein"), in a high-profile, multi-faceted legal battle over copyright ownership and licensing rights to hundreds of hit songs written by Jerry Lynn Williams for such well-known artists as Eric Clapton, B.B. King, and Bonnie Raitt. Read more...
 
Square Also recently, JW served as local counsel for Lee Goldberg and Morris Cohen of Goldberg Cohen LLP in obtaining a jury verdict for client Luv n' care, Ltd. in a case before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall. Read more ...

 

Topics:  Patent Litigation, Patents, Prior Art

Published In: Art, Entertainment & Sports Updates, Civil Procedure Updates, Intellectual Property Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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