In a Texas Lawbook article discussing an order to “equitably distribute” all future patent cases filed in the Waco Division, Jackson Walker partner Arthur Gollwitzer shared insight as a former federal prosecutor and a current patent litigation attorney.
In the article, Arthur noted:
“Patent owners chose the Waco Division because Judge Albright embraces patent cases, capably manages his docket, has a long history of working in patent law and his standing orders and procedures provided a great deal of predictability for both plaintiffs and defendants.”
“In the end, I suspect some patent owners will reconsider their venue options due to Judge Garcia’s order, but others will continue to file their cases in the Western District of Texas. As a result, familiarity with all the excellent judges in our District and throughout Texas is more important than ever. Some of those judges may even adopt patent case procedures similar to those followed by Judge Albright or the experienced judges in the Eastern District of Texas.”
To read more, view The Texas Lawbook article “Patent Lawyers: WDTX Waco Order Unfair, Misguided and Hypocritical.” A subscription may be required to view the article.
Based in Austin, Arthur is a former U.S. prosecutor with 25 years in private practice representing clients in patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret disputes, including jury trials and appeals. In addition to defending and enforcing intellectual property rights, Arthur is highly experienced in investigations and criminal litigation. Since 2014, he has been recognized among The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Litigation – Intellectual Property.
Arthur was previously interviewed by The Texas Lawbook about the Western District of Texas in March 2022. To see his quotes, visit “Arthur Gollwitzer Discusses Current State of Litigation in the Nation’s Busiest Court for Patent Cases.”