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In IP, A Lucky Few Land Trials

Publication Date: 
January 02, 2007
The American Lawyer
Brenda Sandburg

This story talks about how hard it is for a young lawyer to find a niche in patent law. The following is a quote by Professor Mark Lemley.

Gross is one of the lucky ones. While plenty of younger lawyers hunger for a shot at first chair, it's a tough assignment to get in the intellectual property realm, particularly in patent trials. The majority of patent disputes settle ­ there are less than 100 patent trials per year in the United States, says Stanford law professor Mark Lemley ­ and when they go to trial, the partners with a track record generally take the lead.