David Folsom Named Intellectual Property Trailblazer by National Law Journal

July 24, 2017 | Attorney News



The National Law Journal has profiled Judge David Folsom in its list of 2017 Intellectual Property Trailblazers. This honor recognizes David’s achievements in patent litigation during his terms as judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

While serving as judge, David made significant strides in streamlining the process of patent trials. He was the first Eastern District judge to limit the number of claims that could be asserted in a single case and one of the first to give time limits on patent cases. Further, David enforced the use of jury notebooks in what he explains as an effort to make the process more “user-friendly for jurors.”

Since joining Jackson Walker, David has served as a mediator in hundreds of patent cases in Texas. He applies his experience from the bench to help his clients resolve intellectual property disputes as efficiently as possible.

For more information, visit Jackson Walker’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice.

About David Folsom 

As former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, David Folsom brings his expertise and insight to cases both in and out of the Eastern District. He represents clients in a variety of intellectual property litigation matters as well as in mediations and arbitration involving general commercial disputes.

David retired from the federal bench in March 2012. He was appointed by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate in 1995, and he served for 17 years in the Eastern District. During his tenure, he conducted over 250 trials, presided over hundreds of patent cases, and held approximately 75 claim construction hearings.