Senate Confirms Leonard Stark To The Federal Court

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Leonard Stark’s nomination to serve on the Federal Circuit by a vote of 61-35.  U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding Judge Stark’s confirmation:

“Judge Stark is an exceptional jurist whose extensive background as a trial judge includes presiding over thousands of patent cases and several dozen patent trials.  Judge Stark has also served on several federal appeals panels, making him well positioned from day one to take on the demanding work of a circuit judge.  With such impressive credentials, it is clear why the American Bar Association rated him unanimously as ‘Well Qualified’ to sit on the Federal Circuit.  Judge Stark will be an asset to the Federal Circuit and I’m glad to see him confirmed to this role.”

In January, Judge Stark advanced out of Committee with a bipartisan vote of 16-6.