On February 1, 2008, Mary Pat Thynge was reappointed as a full-time magistrate judge for the District Court of the District of Delaware. The order states that her new eight-year term will begin on June 17. Until last August, Magistrate Thynge was the district’s only magistrate and many patent litigators will know her for her reputation in successfully mediating patent cases. Last August, she was joined by Magistrate Leonard P. Stark
See a copy of the order here: Magistrate Thynge Reappointment Order
Of note, our colleague, Monté T. Squire of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor was appointed to the Merit Selection Panel which was charged with reviewing the Magistrate’s prior service, receiving and reviewing comments from the Bar and public and making a recommendation to the Court regarding the Magistrate’s reappointment.
For a copy of Mr. Squire’s biography