Texas Patent Litigation Resources
Have a patent infringement case in Texas and looking for patent litigation resources? We have compiled the local patent rules for Texas federal courts as well as included diagrams and checklists illustrating the rules. This post also includes, by district, the local counsel requirements and pro hac vice requirements.
Texas Local Patent Rules
If you have a patent case in the Eastern District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, or the Northern District of Texas, see our white papers Eastern District Texas Patent Rules: Diagram & Checklist, Southern District of Texas Patent Rules: Checklist, and Texas Patent Rules Northern District: Diagram & Checklist for more detail on Texas Local Patent Rules as well as a diagram of each set of rules and a downloadable checklist.
For the local patent rules, see the following pages - Eastern District of Texas Local Patent Rules, Northern District of Texas Local Patent Rules, and Southern District of Texas Local Patent Rules. For now, the Western District of Texas has not yet issued local patent rules. See our Western District of Texas Local Patent Rules for when rules are adopted.
Pro Hac Vice and Local Counsel Requirements — Texas Federal Courts
The pro hac vice admission requirements for Texas federal courts along with pro hac vice applications can be found at Local Counsel Requirements - Northern District of Texas, Local Counsel Requirements - Eastern District of Texas, Local Counsel Requirements - Western District of Texas, and Local Counsel Requirements - Southern District of Texas.
We encourage all out of state lawyers to read the Texas Lawyer's Creed as well as the Dondi opinion, both of which can be found on our website. Note - review and compliance with the Dondi opinion is a requirement for admission pro hac vice for the Northern District of Texas.
Blogs Reporting on Texas Patent Litigation
In addition to our Intellectual Property Trends (latest developments in IP law) blog and Legal Insights (in-depth analysis of IP, litigation, and transactional law), we like the following blogs that publish regularly on the latest issues in patent litigation cases in Texas:
EDTX Patent Blog by Michael Smith — A blog devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation.
Northern District of Texas Blog by Steve Callahan at Charhon Callahan Robson & Garza — A blog devoted to recent cases in the NDTX with an intellectual property focus.
Patently-O by Dennis Crouch, Associate Professor, University of Missouri School of Law — One of America’s leading patent law blogs and resource.
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