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The Honorable Mary Pat Thygne

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Judge Mary Pat Thynge has served as a Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court of the District of Delaware since June 1992, and currently serves as its Chief Magistrate Judge. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Thynge was the managing attorney for the Wilmington office of the law firm of White & Williams. Previously, she was associated with the law firm of Biggs & Battaglia. Magistrate Judge Thynge is a 1975 graduate of the Ohio Northern University Law School and received her undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1972. She is a member of the Federal Magistrate Judge Association and serves on its Board as the Third Circuit Representative, on its Civil/Criminal Federal Rules Review Committee and is its Membership Chair. Since 2004, she has served Executive Editor for the Federal Courts Law Review. Since her elevation to the bench, Judge Thynge has developed and managed the ADR program of the District Court in Delaware and has been actively involved in continuing legal education programs, primarily regarding ADR, the Federal and Local Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence. She has mediated over 1200 cases, of which more than 300 matters involved patent disputes. She authored the chapter Mediation: One Judge’s Perspective (Or Infusing Sanity into Intellectual Property Litigation) of the book ADR ADVOCACY STRATEGIES AND PRACTICE FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CASES 2011. Judge Thynge has presided over a number of jury and bench trials, including patent cases.