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Farella Braun + Martel’s John Cooper Co-Editor of Anatomy of a Patent Case Published by Federal Judicial Center

May 4, 2009 Press Release

Manual prepared by the Complex Litigation Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers

SAN FRANCISCO (May 4, 2009):  Farella Braun + Martel's John L. Cooper, member of the Complex Litigation Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), was a member of the Working Group and served on the Editorial Committee for the manual Anatomy of a Patent Case published in 2009 by the Federal Judicial Center.  Cooper is a Fellow and former Regent of the ACTL.

In 2005, the Complex Litigation Committee of the ACTL was charged with drafting a manual detailing a patent case for the purpose of informing judges and attorneys unfamiliar with patent litigation of commonly used practices in this area of law.  The goal was to provide a concise, narrative summary of the steps required to bring a patent case to trial and of the key elements of patent litigation.  The manual is available

Founded in 1950, the ACTL is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the ACTL is extended by invitation only, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.  Membership in the ACTL is an honor that is limited to one percent of the total lawyers of any state or province. The ACTL strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession.

Cooper maintains a diverse trial practice in intellectual property, antitrust and commercial litigation. His practice emphasizes technology-related litigation, and he is the senior member of the firm's Intellectual Property & Technology Department.  He regularly represents technology companies in patent and other intellectual property litigation as well as in antitrust and technological defect litigation and disputes. He serves as primary outside counsel on litigation and business matters to several technology companies on intellectual property, antitrust and commercial issues relating to technology.  His litigation practice includes representation of such companies as Smiths Group PLC, Dolby Laboratories, Inc., Atmel Corporation and Sigaba Corporation, defending and prosecuting major and protracted patent litigation.

Cooper has served on the Judiciary Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco and as chair of the Lawyer Representatives from the Northern District of California to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. He has also served on the faculty of the Hastings Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy.

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. Farella Braun + Martel lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Farella Braun + Martel is a Green Business. www.fbm.com

Contact:
Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433 / [email protected]

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