John McNelis Selected by Aspatore Books as Contributing Author in Patent Law Client Strategies

December 10, 2007

John McNelis, Partner, Fenwick & West LLP, has been recognized as a leader in Patent Law by being selected as an author in the recently released book, Patent Law Client Strategies, published by Aspatore Books. Patent Law Client Strategies, is an authoritative, insider's perspective on best practices for assisting clients in making business decisions and managing litigation associated with their intellectual property. Featuring attorneys from some of the nation's leading firms, these experts guide the reader through the intricacies of developing and maintaining a patent portfolio, including strategies for filing applications strategically and cost-effectively to expand marketplace leverage. From educating clients on the role of patents in their business to helping clients avoid infringement litigation when developing new products, these authors explain how to integrate patents into long-term planning and ensure that they add the most value possible. Additionally, these leaders reveal their strategies for responding to litigation, including managing costs, mitigating bad facts, and evaluating settlement opportunities.

McNelis is Chair of the Patent Group. He represents a wide range of technology companies from privately held start-ups to publicly traded corporations. His practice emphasizes strategic counseling on intellectual property matters including intellectual property audits, patent counseling, and patent prosecution for computer software and hardware technologies and business methods.