March 8, 2011
A guest column written by Fitch Even partner Timothy E. Levstik was recently published in the March 2011 issue of Chicago Lawyer magazine. Each month the "Closing Argument" column is written by a seasoned Chicago lawyer who shares personal reflections of how the practice of law has changed over the years. In his piece, Mr. Levstik observes how patent law has evolved since he started out as a law clerk some 40 years ago. Read the article in its entirety here.
Mr. Levstik's practice entails all aspects of intellectual property law, with a particular focus on complex patent prosecution and post-issuance prosecution matters, including patent reexamination and patent reissue practice. In addition, he counsels clients regarding claims of patent infringement and patent validity questions.
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