The Eastern District has another guest from DC this week. Judge Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is sitting as a district judge in Tyler this week hearing a patent case. He is trying Stragent LLC v. Intel, 6:11cv421, which was assigned to him on February 18 of this year. Since then he's held numerous telephonic hearings and issued a supplemental claims construction opinion. (Which of course will only receive de novo review, which based on Judge Dyk's vote in Lighting Ballast he is fine with).
Judge Dyk picked a jury in the case on Monday, and I understand the plaintiff rested its case earlier today, so odds are we'll have a verdict Friday. I'm guessing between 4-4:20.