Gordon & Rees Rapid City managing partner Susan B. Meyer and Carlsbad associate Christopher M. Franich co-authored an article published in DRI’s January issue of For the Defense titled “Recent Patent Prosecution Lessons.”
In the article, Meyer and Franich discussed U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) opinions, which continue to provide practical lessons to patent practitioners about advisable strategies to use during patent prosecution and litigation. “The CAFC continues to provide guidance on avoiding sometimes simple, yet costly, pitfalls during patent drafting, examination, and post-insurance, pitfalls that may spell the difference between whether your client can enforce, make, use, or sell its patent,” they wrote.
“This guidance emphasizes strategies that will maximize efficiency and quality during the representation of a client’s patent estate and yield the favorable results that a client demands. This guidance also permits practitioners to develop approaches on how best to resolve common ethical quandaries before they arise.”
Meyer is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. A registered patent attorney, her practice focuses on intellectual property, specifically litigation, licensing and transfer, biotechnology patent prosecution, and trademark and copyright prosecution.
Franich, also a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, is a patent attorney whose practice focuses on patent prosecution in the mechanical arts before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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