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Judge Colm F. Connolly

The Honorable Colm F. Connolly

Address:
J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building
844 N. King Street
Unit 31
Room 4124
Wilmington, DE 19801-3555

Courtroom: 4B

 

PLEASE NOTE that Judge Connolly’s form scheduling orders were revised as of March 2, 2020. 

 

For patent cases, the substantive revisions (1) confirm that a party shall not combine into a single summary judgment motion multiple motions and shall file a separate concise statement of facts with each summary judgment motion; (2) require the parties to meet and confer after they file the Joint Claim Construction Brief but before the Markman hearing in an attempt to reduce the number of disputed claim terms; and (3) require the parties to file 21 days before the Pretrial Conference the joint final pretrial order, proposed voir dire, preliminary and final jury instructions, and any special verdict forms.

 

For non-patent cases, the substantive revisions (1) confirm that a party shall not combine into a single summary judgment motion multiple motions and shall file a separate concise statement of facts with each summary judgment motion; (2) require the parties to file as Exhibit A to the Order all relevant deadlines and dates established by the Order; and (3) require the parties to file 21 days before the Pretrial Conference the joint final pretrial order, proposed voir dire, preliminary and final jury instructions, and any special verdict forms.

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Biography

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
Nominated by Donald Trump on December 20, 2017, to a seat vacated by Sue L. Robinson; Confirmed by the Senate on August 1, 2018 and received commission on August 3, 2018.

Education:
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1986
London School of Economics, M.Sc., 1987
Duke University, School of Law, 1991

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Walter K. Stapleton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1991-1992
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Wilmington, Delaware, 1992-1999
Private practice, Wilmington, Delaware, 1999-2001
U.S. Attorney, District of Delaware, 2001-2009
Private practice, Wilmington, Delaware, 2009- 2018