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LAW 844 v06 : U.S. Legal Research Analysis & Writing

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Druthers submitted by: mhs123
Fall 2020
LLM Adjunct
UserID Name Email
mm3483 Mandelberg, Matthew
mhs123 Smith, Michael
LAW 844 v06: U.S. Legal Research Analysis & Writing
U.S. Legal Research Analysis & Writing
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Special Requirement


Students who enroll in this course may not enroll in any other sections of U.S. Legal Research Analysis & Writing (formerly: U.S. Legal Discourse I and II).

The course is graded honors-pass-fail and is only open to foreign educated LL.M. students (i.e., those students who do not have a U.S. J.D. degree). Enrollment is limited to a small number of students.

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Personal Information


Michael H. Smith is a Counsel in the Intellectual Property Department at WilmerHale. He focuses his practice on securing and enforcing intellectual property rights and providing strategic advice on intellectual property matters. Mr. Smith represents clients in a wide variety of intellectual property matters. He has counseled clients on patent and other intellectual property issues and helped them obtain patent protection in technology areas including wireless communications and standards, alternative energy, medical devices, semiconductors and microprocessors, image processing, data storage and backup, and computer security. Mr. Smith also helps clients license their intellectual property and advises them on intellectual property legislation and policy matters. Mr. Smith has extensive experience with intellectual property litigation and post-grant proceedings. Mr. Smith has litigated patents, trade secrets, licensing agreements, and issues relating to unfair competition in a wide variety of technology areas, including computing, communications, lasers and plasma physics, medical devices, product design and mechanical systems. Mr. Smith has also successfully challenged patents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to drive favorable results in patent litigation. He has invalidated the challenged claims of multiple patents asserted in related litigation through inter partes review proceedings at the USPTO and has used such proceedings to obtain favorable settlements.

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