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This afternoon, the Federal Circuit announced the swearing-in of its newest Judge, the Honorable Leonard P. Stark. Judge Stark served as Chief Judge for the District of Delaware from 2014 to 2021. In that time he presided over hundreds of patent cases and will, as a result, bring a wealth of experience in patent cases to the bench of the Federal Circuit. We congratulate Judge Stark and look forward to his service at the Federal Circuit. Here is the full text of today’s announcement.

During a private ceremony held in chambers this afternoon at the National Courts Building in Washington, D.C., Leonard P. Stark was sworn in as a United States Judge for the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Chief Judge Kimberly A. Moore administered the oath of office to Judge Stark, which was witnessed by several of the court’s judges, as well as members of Judge Stark’s family.

Judge Stark’s biography is available on the court’s website.

Chief Judge Kimberly A. Moore swears-in Judge Stark on the Lincoln Bible, which was held by his wife, Beth Stark.