Judge Garbis has been a U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland in Baltimore since 1989. Prior to his appointment, Judge Garbis was a public defender in Washington, D.C., a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, and in private practice engaged in criminal and civil trials throughout the U.S. He is the co-chair of the ALI-CLE course on Patent Trials and is a frequent speaker for professional educational programs in the intellectual property field in the U.S. and abroad. Judge Garbis has a degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an LL.M. in litigation from Georgetown University Law School. Judge Garbis is serving as a Judicial Advisor for The Sedona Conference Working Group 9 on Patent Damages and Remedies (WG9) and Working Group 10 on Patent Litigation Best Practices (WG10) Steering Committee.