Judge Stark Sworn in as Judge for the District of Delaware

August 16, 2010

Publication| Intellectual Property

On August 16, 2010, Leonard P. Stark was sworn in as a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Delaware. Judge Stark’s swearing in was conducted privately.  A formal ceremony will be held in the future.

The full United States Senate unanimously confirmed Magistrate Judge Leonard Stark as a Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Delaware on August 5, 2010. The confirmation came after the United States Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the nomination. Judge Stark has been a Magistrate Judge for the District of Delaware for the past three years, working on numerous complex cases, including a number of patent cases. Judge Stark also conducted numerous mediations between parties in complex matters, particularly patent cases.

Before Judge Stark was appointed a Magistrate, he served for approximately five years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware. He also spent four years as an associate with the Wilmington office of Skadden Arps. Judge Stark is a 1991 graduate of the University of Delaware. As a Rhodes Scholar, he earned a degree in politics at Oxford University in England. Thereafter, he graduated from Yale Law School in 1996.

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