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Albright gives Attys carte blanche to seal patent filings


By Dani Kass (October 14, 2021, 4:37 p.m. EDT) – U.S. District Judge Alan Albright of the Western District of Texas will no longer require attorneys in patent cases to obtain clearance before filing sealed documents containing information confidential as long as they promptly follow up on a public redacted version, in accordance with a recent order.

The judge, who oversees a significant portion of the country’s patent litigation, issued a standing order with his new sealing policy on Wednesday. While Justice Albright will no longer need permission for such filings, litigants will have seven days to file a public version of a document.

“As a public forum, the tribunal …

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