David Folsom Speaks at Paragraph IV Disputes Workshop


The workshop covered effective and ethical communication in Paragraph IV matters. Mr. Folsom joined sitting and retired members of the bench in discussing what Judges expect of litigants and how to best communicate with the court in complex pharmaceutical patent proceedings.

The workshop was held in conjunction with the Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium.

Mr. Folsom is a partner in Jackson Walker’s Litigation practice group, and he leads the firm’s Texarkana office. As former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Mr. Folsom brings his experience and insight to cases both in and out of the Eastern District. He is significantly involved with the firm’s intellectual property litigation matters. He also focuses his practice on mediation and arbitration, specifically in mediating patent and complex commercial cases. Mr. Folsom 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. Mr. Folsom also served by designation on the Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and for the Federal Circuit. He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Arkansas.