Not exactly IP related, but I’m happy to see that at least some common sense still exists in this country. As you may have heard, a lawyer in Ney York got upset a while back when a couple of old-timers started telling lawyer jokes outside a Long Island courthouse. So upset he had the pair ARRESTED! Fortunately, the grand jury refused to indict. (Should have put McCoy on the case.) Lawyer jokes have never bothered me. In fact, I take a kind of perverse pride in the fact that people spend time and energy making them up. And of course, what makes the jokes funny is that they contain an element of truth. Without a sense of humor, law is a far too grim way to make a living. It’s good to remember that from time to time and not take any of this stuff too seriously.

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Philip P. Mann is a trial lawyer with over twenty years experience litigating patent, trademark, trade secret, and other intellectual property matters throughout the country.
Mann’s trial work has taken him to various federal and state courts where he’s tried both cases to…

Philip P. Mann is a trial lawyer with over twenty years experience litigating patent, trademark, trade secret, and other intellectual property matters throughout the country.
Mann’s trial work has taken him to various federal and state courts where he’s tried both cases to the court (a judge) as well as before juries. In addition to trial court work, Mann has performed appellate work before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mann began his legal career in Chicago and Milwaukee before heading to Seattle where some of America’s most innovative companies were developing new technologies at breakneck speed. Before founding his own firm, he was a member of the Seattle Intellectual Property Law Firm, Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness.
Mann is an “AV” rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, indicative that he has reached the height of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois (Urbana) and received his law degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. He is admitted to practice in the States of Illinois and Washington, as well as before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and in various courts around the country.