West recently released the 2010 edition of Patent Claim Construction in the Federal Circuit, edited by Husch Blackwell Sanders' Edward D. Manzo. Manzo originated the book and has served as its Editor-in-Chief since its first commercial publication in 2006. The book concerns a central and frequently dispositive issue in patent litigation - how courts determine the scope of a patent - and is a collaborative effort with the Litigation Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC). Manzo becomes President of IPLAC in early May and served in various other leadership roles within the association over the last nine years. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Patent Claim Interpretation – Global Edition, another annual West publication.
Manzo recently joined the firm's Chicago office after 11 years with Cook Alex Ltd., where he was a senior Co-Founder, Shareholder and Executive Vice-President. He has practiced intellectual property law for decades and was recognized as a Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer® in 2010. He counsels and litigates on behalf of diverse clients. He worked on the court committees that drafted the local patent rules for the Northern District of Illinois (effective Oct. 1, 2009) and the Seventh Circuit pattern jury instructions for patent cases (adopted in 2008).