The Court now has a default Protective Order for patent cases. The PO can be found under “Courtroom Guidance” on the Court’s website HERE.
Prior to this default protective order, Judge Albright had previously recommended that the parties use the default EDTX protective order as a starting point. The new Waco Division default protective order is similar to the EDTX order, with a few additions.
Most notably, the Waco Division PO includes both a “CONFIDENTIAL – OUTSIDE ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY” designation as well as a “CONFIDENTIAL – ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY” designation.
Welcome to Waco Patent Litigation Updates: a blog by Jacqueline Altman, John Palmer, and Andy Powell, discussing newsworthy developments out of Waco, TX that don’t have to do with Chip and Joanna Gaines (for now).
Unless you are brand new to the patent litigation game, you should be aware that Waco is finally on the map for something other than Fixer Upper, Baylor football, or the Branch Davidians. The Western District of Texas, Waco Division is now the newest patent litigation hub in the nation thanks to the appointment of its latest District Judge, Alan Albright. If patent filings continue in Waco at the rate they have been since he took the bench, this small courthouse on Franklin Ave. is poised to widen its influence far past the Heart of Texas.
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