Q&A With Dickstein Shapiro's Philip Hampton

Law360, New York (November 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Examiner compensation and responsibilities should be changed by instituting contracts for a set period, similar to the service academies, says Dickstein Shapiro's Philip Hampton in our series of chats with high-profile IP lawyers.

Q. What is the most challenging IP case you have worked on, and why?

A. The so-called joint polypropylene litigation in the mid-1980s. In that case, we were attempting to get the district court to invalidate Phillips’ patent for normally solid, crystalline polypropylene that had been awarded to Phillips after two decades of...
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