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Skilled in the Art: These Firms Know What It Takes To Try Competitor Patent Cases

26 Feb 2018
Reprinted with permission.

Michael A. Jacobs, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, was featured in the article “Skilled in the Art: These Firms Know What It Takes To Try Competitor Patent Cases,” where he offered his insights into how to be successful in competitor vs. competitor patent cases.

Citing strategic thinking, Mr. Jacobs said that competitor cases are “the multidimensional chess of patent litigation at the highest level.” They also require discipline and courage. “These cases often go the distance. That is not for the faint of heart.”

On fee flexibility, Mr. Jacobs advised, “You wouldn’t open a new line of business and say, at some point you might have to work for free. To the contrary, you want your team to be as motivated as possible to succeed.”



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