Throwing some Chill again on WDTex

by Dennis Crouch

I posted yesterday about adjustments in W.D.Tex. distribution of patent instances underneath the lead “Waco could also be Heating Up Once more this Winter.”  I famous a brand new order from Decide Garcia that appeared to implicitly distribute Waco patent instances again to Decide Alan Albright.  I additionally famous preliminary statistics for December 2022 displaying the overwhelming majority of Waco instances being assigned to Decide Albright.  The one exception so-far in December is a pair of associated instances assigned to Decide Yeakel.

This publish pulls-back a bit. I dug into the info a bit additional, with the next outcomes:

  • 18 instances filed within the Waco Division of W.D.Tex.
  • 13 of those have been assigned to Decide Albright. BUT, all 13 are straight associated to a case both presently earlier than Decide Albright or one which was dismissed inside the previous yr.
  • 2 of the instances have been assigned to Decide Yeakel; and 3 of the instances are unassigned.  None of those seem associated to a case presently earlier than Decide Albright.

What all this implies: (1) there’s nonetheless some quantity of distribution ongoing; and (2) we don’t know what is absolutely taking place from any official place. The important thing takeaway then is that we’ll want to attend and see what actions new Chief Decide Moses takes.

In case numbers total, For December 2022 WDTex stays the most well-liked district however is intently adopted by NDIll and NDCal.

One fascinating case to look at is Apple Inc. v. AliveCor, Inc., Docket No. 5:22-cv-07608 (N.D. Cal. Dec 02, 2022).  AliveCor seems to be successful its case within the ITC displaying that the the Apple Watch is infringing. Now, Apple has sued AliveCor, alleging that the startup’s wearable coronary heart displays infringe Apple patents. [APPLE ALIVECOR complaint].