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Some IP Attorneys Look To Make Their Mark As Patent-Holders

Publication Date: 
September 05, 2008
IP Law & Business
Joe Mullin

Professor Mark A. Lemley is quoted in an IP Law & Business article about attorneys who are interested in playing "the patent litigation game as principals, not just advisers":

The possibility of being accused of copying is one reason that lawyers will find it "fraught with peril" to obtain patents on their own inventions, says Stanford Law School professor Mark Lemley. "There's a risk that you're taking what is really client information." Even if that's not happening, there's a risk of being perceived that way, he adds. "If you're copying the description of your invention from somebody else's invention, it suggests you're copying the idea too."