Donald F. Parsons

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Donald F. Parsons, Jr.
Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Assumed office
October 22, 2003 (16 years ago) (2003-10-22)
Personal details
Born20th century
Alma materLehigh University
Georgetown University Law Center
OccupationJudge, lawyer

Donald F. Parsons, Jr. (born 20th century) is an American former judge who served from October 22, 2003 until October 2015 on the Delaware Court of Chancery with the title of Vice Chancellor.[1][2]


He is a 1977 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, located in Washington, D.C., having previously received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


Before joining the Court of Chancery, Parsons spent over twenty-four years at the firm of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell in Wilmington, Delaware, where he was a senior partner. While in private practice, he specialized in intellectual property litigation, participated in numerous[vague] jury and non-jury patent trials, and wrote several papers relating to intellectual property law.[citation needed]

Before joining Morris, Nichols in 1979, Parsons clerked for the Honorable James L. Latchum of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Parsons will rejoin Morris, Nichols in March 2016.[3]

He is a past president of the Delaware State Bar Association.

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  1. ^ [dead link] "3M Cleared to Buy Cogent as Judge Rejects Challenge". October 5, 2010. Business Week.
  2. ^ [dead link] [1]. Business Week. April 24, 2011.
  3. ^ [2] "Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parson Jr. Joins Morris Nichols"

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