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New Additions to Judge Albright’s Patent Order Governing Proceedings

In mid-July, Judge Albright updated his patent Order Governing Proceedings (OGP). After reviewing the latest OGP, several noteworthy additions are apparent. First, concerning discovery (which is generally stayed until after the Markman hearing), the Court generally allows parties to conduct “targeted venue discovery” concerning motions to transfer venue. In light of Judge Albright’s numerous orders …

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The Series Limited Liability Company—The New Belle of the Ball

The limited liability company (“LLC”) is the most popular legal entity formed in Texas and throughout the United States. LLCs have been around for a long period of time. However, the series limited liability company (“SLLC”) is a relatively new concept, first permitted in Texas in 2009. Because SLLCs are still relatively new, you might …

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