11.2016

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Attorney Publications

Contributing author for a new chapter on America Invents Act proceedings in the third edition of Anatomy of a Patent Case, a book prepared by the Complex Litigation Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers and published by the Federal Judicial Center and Bloomberg BNA. The FJC makes the book available to all sitting district court judges, and Bloomberg BNA makes the book available to the public.

Anatomy of a Patent Case addresses the complex technical, procedural and legal issues inherent in patent lawsuits. The new chapter addresses key features of trials before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) and the impact of PTAB trials on patent litigation in federal courts.

In the forward of the book, retired Judge Paul Michel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit states that the book serves as a guide through the stages of a patent infringement case: “In 17 tightly written chapters supported by copious footnotes to the underlying authorities, the reader is shown how to proceed effectively, whether for the owner or accused infringer, and how to avoid stumbling into various ‘traps for the unwary.’ Despite the inherent complexity of the subject, [the text] is extraordinarily clear and eminently readable.”