Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014
Federal Arbitration, Inc., (“FedArb”), provider of Federal Rules – based dispute resolution services, today announced that the Honorable T. John Ward, a former U. S. District Judge, E. D. Texas for 12 years has joined the FedArb roster of former federal judges as an arbitration and mediation panelist in patent, intellectual property, commercial litigation, oil and gas litigation, product liability and general tort liability disputes.
“We are honored that Judge T. John Ward has joined the distinguished panel of arbitrators and mediators at FedArb,” said the Honorable Abraham D. Sofaer (Ret.), Founder and Chairman of the Board at FedArb. “Judge Ward’s expertise in patents and IP will be highly beneficial to parties with cases in those areas.”
Judge Ward presided over one of the busiest intellectual property dockets in the country from 1999 until his retirement in 2011, overseeing over 150 jury trials and hundreds of patent cases, including Hatch-Waxman cases. He held in excess of 150 claim construction hearings and also presided over numerous complex commercial cases and nationwide class action lawsuits.
“I am delighted to be joining as a FedArb arbitrator and mediator,” said Judge Ward. “FedArb’s focus on applying precedent and applicable legal standards is a logical fit for the experience that I bring from my many years on the bench.”
Judge Ward served as a member of the Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Court Management from 2003 - 2009 and as a member of the National Patent Jury Instruction Project.
Prior to serving as a District Judge, Judge Ward was a trial attorney for 31 years, and tried in excess of 250 cases, focusing on patent and other complex commercial cases as well as mediation and arbitration. Over the course of his career, Judge Ward has received numerous awards, including American Lawyer’s “Top 25 Most Influential People in IP” (2010), Managing Intellectual Property’s “Outstanding Achievement in Intellectual Property” (2012) and Baylor University’s “Baylor Lawyer of the Year” (2004).
Judge Ward received a B.A. in Chemistry in 1964 from Texas Tech University and a J.D. from Baylor University in 1967 and in April 2013 served on the faculty of the Patent Litigation Seminar presented by the Federal Judicial Center for U.S. District Judges.
FedArb’s panel of neutrals, which includes 45 former federal judges, is uniquely qualified to arbitrate and mediate high value federal cases. FedArb’s efficient administration allows its mediators and arbitrators to bring precedent-based justice to the private sector in a timely manner.