Captain Of The Patent Rocket Docket: Judge Leonard Davis

Law360, New York (October 21, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT) -- Texas Eastern District Chief Judge Leonard Davis may sit at the helm of America's busiest patent docket, but he is the first to admit just how little he knew about intellectual property law in his early days on the court.

"I had only been on the bench a few weeks when some lawyers called to ask if I was still going to have a Markman hearing in a case I inherited, and my response was, 'What's a Markman hearing?'" he recalls with a laugh. "I'd never been involved in a patent case before, but I asked the attorneys to help educate...

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