By Paul Goldstein
A gripping inside of examine high-stakes lawyering, A Patent Lie is extra proof that Paul Goldstein is an rising grasp of the criminal thriller.After being compelled from his high-powered new york legislation company, Michael Seeley—the tough-but-wounded hero of Errors and Omissions—has manage store in his local Buffalo. in part out of want, partially out of satisfaction, Seeley takes on a case for his estranged brother, whose small biotech company is suing a Swiss pharmaceutical vast over a debatable new AIDS vaccine. Seeley heads out to Silicon Valley to steer the case, yet quickly realizes there's even more at stake than he was once first ended in think. As sure partnerships come to mild, and monetary earnings develop into staggeringly transparent, Seeley's personal lifestyles will be in grave hazard.
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I did. ” One floor down, the workroom had been part of Tina's office tour that morning. The size of three conference rooms, it was where the paralegals working on the case had their cubicles. The storehouse of last resort, the workroom was also where the team kept the correspondence files and documents that were not in the conference room. ” Palmieri had evidently been Pearsall's lieutenant on other cases, not just Vaxtek. The young partner had been in the workroom talking with one of the paralegals when Tina and Seeley came through, and he seemed annoyed at the interruption when Tina stopped to introduce Seeley.
That's up to you,” Seeley said. ” Steinhardt's narrow face, the neatly trimmed goatee and mustache, the slicked-back gray hair were moderately forbidding. Seeley imagined that it was a long time since anyone had called him Al. Still, he thought that with some sandpapering he could turn the scientist into a passable witness—not lovable but authoritative. A juror who was looking for a father's approval might be persuaded to believe in him. “As I said, it's your decision. But I'd recommend that you leave yourself some time.
Sure. Except he didn't call it that. For him it was the ‘path to victory. ” “Nothing that would surprise you: Vaxtek's a small American company that has nothing going for it except the brilliance, creativity, and dedication of its handful of scientists and the protection of the American patent system. St. ” Thorpe, St. Gall's lead trial counsel, was a legend of the San Francisco trial bar and, for major cases like this one, was at or near the top of the list of preferred counsel for any company that could afford him.