Thanks for coming by! We wanted to give everyone a snapshot of how many cases are currently in front of Judge Albright, and we will continue to track this. The statistics we use are from Lex Machina. For now, let's get straight to the statistics!
As you can see, Waco is the land of patents and products liability. This makes sense given Judge Albright's technical acumen:
Those are the total cases. Here are the open cases before Judge Albright:
Here are the cases filed by year (keep in mind that Judge Albright received his judicial commission on September 10, 2018, and was sworn in by Chief Judge Orlando Luis Garcia on September 18, 2018):
Of the cases brought before Judge Albright, 148 (44%) remain pending, while 190 (56)% have been terminated:
Although we are still early in Judge Albright's tenure, of the 190 of the cases in his court have been terminated, the median time to termination is 72 days. By the one-year point, 87.4% of the cases in his court have been terminated. This bodes well for parties seeking swift and efficient access to the courts.
Compared to other Western District of Texas courts, Judge Albright's court is already the "king of patents." Also, compared to other WDTX judges, Judge Albright's court handles a lot of products liability cases:
His court is handling an comparatively large (compared to other WDTX judges) number of trade secret, trademark, and copyright cases as well:
Finally, in what we plan to be a weekly report on new patent cases filed in Waco, here are the patent cases filed in Judge Albright's court since May 24:
That's it for now. Please contact us if you have any questions, comments, or have ideas for what you would like us to cover in future posts! Thanks for reading!