Retiring U.S. District Judge T. John Ward was appointed to the Eastern District of Texas in 1999 with an enthusiasm for patent suits that attorneys who appear before him say is obvious. As Ward retires from the bench, legal experts wonder whether or not the plaintiff-friendly patent rulings will continue -- or does the court's reputation end with him?
East Texas Hot Spot for Patent Suits May Cool as Judge Retires
The American Lawyer
May 31, 2011
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