We are proud to announce Texas Super Lawyers has again recognized Carstens, Allen & Gourley, LLP in its 2023 annual award listing. This list of Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, is based on peer recognition and professional achievements. Of those nominated, no more than five percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected […]
Written by Samie Leigh Publicly traded companies often have significant value in their intangible assets. These assets can include goodwill, branding and intellectual property. Thus, it is prudent for an inventor or startup owner to invest in protecting their intellectual property. This includes protecting a patent portfolio. The Open Source Movement Recently, large companies have […]
Is Austin better than Waco?—Judge Albright Orders Intra-district Transfer but Keeps Case on His Docket
By Vincent Allen* As discussed in my prior post, the Waco Division of the Western District of Texas has seen a dramatic uptick in the number of patent infringement suits since Judge Albright took the bench. And like other venues where plaintiffs have flocked, it is only natural that defendants attempt to transfer cases out […]
Waco, Texas—Will Judge Alan Albright Create a New Hotbed of Patent Litigation Deep in the Heart of Texas?
By Vincent Allen* The Waco Division of the Western District of Texas has seen a dramatic up-tick in the number of patent infringement suits filed there since Judge Alan Albright was sworn into office in September 2018. The judge’s implementation of standing orders for patent cases and his promise of running an efficient docket by issuing […]
Clarifying the Distinction Between the “Inventive Concept” and “Patentability” Requirements When Determining Patent-Eligible Subject Matter
In the continuing wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s attempt in Alice v. CLS Bank to define what is eligible to be the subject matter of a patent, two recent decisions have been issued by the Federal Circuit that provide an important piece of the puzzle the Supreme Court left us with more than two […]