I am a few days late posting about this due to my trial that concluded yesterday, but my contribution to the 2015 Year in Review article in the Texas Bar Journal on patent litigation in Texas is out and available here. In the article, I review recent legislative activity in the patent arena both in the Texas Legislature and the U.S. Congress as well as notable activity in Texas during the year implementing recent Supreme Court cases, in particular Alice and Octane Fitness.
Judge Gilstrap's ruling in the eDekka case on the motion to dismiss for lack of patentable subject matter jurisdiction under 101 is discussed before I move on to activity from Texas district courts on fee applications under the new standard after Octane Fitness under 285. I covered the opinions by Judge Yeakel and Judge Costa that I previously posted on – obviously had Judge Gilstrap's opinion on 285 in eDekka come out before press time, it would've been included as well. (I tried - but there are limits to what even past TBJ chairs can pull off).
I hope readers find it useful.