Bloomberg Law
May 16, 2018, 5:52 PM

Know Your Judge: Leonard Stark Helms Many Life Science Cases

Dana A. Elfin
Dana A. Elfin

The federal court in Delaware is the nation’s busiest docket for patent litigation, so it’s no surprise Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark has handled thousands of patent cases.

In the last 12 months alone, Stark has written 66 decisions in patent cases, with 28 of those cases involving medical products such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Life sciences companies are the companies appearing most often in Stark’s courtroom. Pfizer Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb rank as the top companies appearing before Stark over the past year, with Pfizer logging 182 appearances and BMS logging 179 appearances in that time, Bloomberg Law’s ...

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