My mentor Jim Hawes has been a patent attorney for almost fifty years. Now, he has started his own blog: IPthoughts (IPthoughts.blogspot.com). A couple of his recent posts caught my attention.
- The Risks of Being a Patent Attorney: Jim takes a serious long term look at the risks associated with patent prosecution. His advice — go into litigation.
- U.S. Design Patent Application Disclosures: Are you ever afraid that your design patent applications fail the written description requirement of 35 U.S.C. 112. . . Perhaps you should be.
Another recent project of Jim’s is garnering some attention: IP Law Book Reviews. I have also been working with Jim to co-author the bi-annual updates of Patent Application Practice 2d.