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Edward Manzo Writes Comprehensive Guide to the America Invents Act for Patent Attorneys

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Thomson Reuters publishes book by Husch Blackwell attorney covering ‘every significant aspect of the AIA’

Husch Blackwell Partner Edward D. Manzo has authored a new book entitled, The America Invents Act: A Guide to Patent Litigation & Patent Procedure.

Intended as a desk reference for patent practitioners and patent litigators, it is a comprehensive guide through the changes made by the America Invents Act, including two chapters that specifically detail new case law. The preface is written by The Hon. James F. Holderman, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

Manzo was approached by publisher Thomson Reuters to write the book and spent several months of 2012 working on it. “At roughly 800 pages, it substantially covers the congressional intent for every significant aspect of the AIA, including background context and relevant source material,” he said. “It’s all to help others understand the statute and get a better feel for what’s changing and why.” Manzo plans to supplement the book annually to cover important case rulings on AIA revisions and further developments. The book is available for purchase online from Thomson Reuters.

Manzo has practiced intellectual property law for more than 35 years and has been recognized as a Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer® for the past three years. He provides IP counsel and litigation expertise for a diverse range of clients and has done extensive patent work involving semiconductors, consumer products, computing systems, pattern recognition, storm water retention systems and medical technologies. Other Thomson Reuters books Manzo previously co-authored and for which he served as editor-in-chief are:

  • Patent Reform 2011 — The Leahy Smith America Invents Act: Commentary and Analysis (2011)
  • Patent Claim Interpretation — Global Edition (2008 et seq.)
  • Patent Claim Construction in the Federal Circuit (2006 et seq.)

Husch Blackwell has 80 Intellectual Property attorneys who focus on all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, with considerable experience in patent preparation and prosecution, licensing, protection and enforcement of IP rights. They have prosecuted thousands of patents supporting a wide range of technologies and industries. The group’s legal and technical knowledge guides Husch Blackwell clients in transactions involving intellectual property acquisition, development, maintenance, protection, enforcement and commercialization.