Category Archives: Local Rules

Differences Between the Northern District of Texas’ and the Eastern District of Texas’ Patent Rules

With more patent cases being filed in the Northern District of Texas (given the Supreme Court’s recent TC Heartland venue ruling), it’s probably a good time to refresh practitioners’ recollections as to the differences between the Northern District of Texas’ … Continue reading

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Make Sure to Follow The Local Rules Or Risk Having Your Motion Denied

I recently came across an interesting Order from Senior Judge Sam Cummings in Medshare Technologies, Inc. v. Commonwealth Capital Corp. (available here). Defendants filed a Motion to Strike, for More Definite Statement, and Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State … Continue reading

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New Local Rules To Become Effective September 1, 2016

On June 7, 2016, the Northern District of Texas entered Special Order No. 2-87 (available here), which amends Local Rule 5.4 and adopts Local Rule 7.5. The amended Local Rule 5.4 provides that “[a] prisoner application, motion, or petition filed under 28 … Continue reading

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New Local Rules In Effect

Effective September 2, 2014, the Northern District of Texas’ Local Rules were amended. The latest copy of the rules is located here. I previously discussed the changes to be made to the rules here. The Court also sent an e-mail … Continue reading

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Northern District of Texas to Adopt Amendments to Local Rules

On March 3, 2014, the judges of the Northern District of Texas adopted Special Order No. 2-82, which provides for certain amendments to the Local Rules. With respect to the Local Civil Rules, the amendments will revise LR 15.1(b) and … Continue reading

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Northern District of Texas Updates Local Rules Dealing With Local Counsel Today

Today, revisions to the Local Rules went into effect. (Revisions available here).  Specifically, the revisions affect LR 83.10, dealing with the requirement to obtain local counsel.  The new amendment generally requires local counsel in all cases where an attorney appearing in … Continue reading

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What To Look For When Selecting Local Counsel

We act as local counsel in the Northern District of Texas and often use local counsel for our cases that are pending outside of Texas.  Here are some things we think you should look for when selecting local counsel. Knowledge … Continue reading

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Local Rules To Be Amended Effective September 4, 2012

The Judges of the Northern District of Texas have adopted new amendments to the Local Rules (available here).  Specifically, the revisions affect LR 83.10, dealing with the requirement to obtain local counsel.  The new amendment generally requires local counsel in … Continue reading

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Does the Northern District of Texas have Patent Rules?

Yes.  Although not found in the Northern District of Texas’ Local Rules, the Northern District of Texas does have a set of patent rules.  They are found in Amended Miscellaneous Order No. 62, which is located here.

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Northern District of Texas Proposes Amendments to the Local Rules

The new proposed amendments are available here.  Generally speaking, the proposed amendments make non-substantive changes to L.R. 7.1, 7.2, 53.1, 72.1, and 72.2.  These proposed amendments simply clarify the types of materials that may be relied upon when filing briefs … Continue reading

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