Patent Lie

Patent Lie

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Forced out of his high-powered Manhattan law firm and stuck in a dead-end solo practice, Michael Seeley, the tough-but-wounded hero of Errors and Omissions, cannot say no when his estranged brother, Leonard, head of research at upstart biotech Vaxtek, Inc., flies in from California to beg him to take over the company’s lawsuit for patent infringement of its pathbreaking AIDS vaccine after the sudden death of the lead trial lawyer. The financial and moral stakes of the case are staggering, and Seeley suspects that murder cannot be ruled out as a hardball litigation tactic of big-pharma adversary St. Gall Laboratories.

As Seeley travels between San Francisco and Silicon Valley to prepare for trial, dark facts surface concerning the vaccine’s discovery by Vaxtek scientist Alan Steinhardt and its alleged theft by St. Gall researcher Lily Warren. Ethical quandaries deepen into mortal danger as the trial, under the stern prodding of federal judge Ellen Farnsworth, rushes to its unexpected end. A timely and fascinating look at how the law operates at its most arcane yet financially consequential, A Patent Lie is further evidence that Paul Goldstein is an emerging master of the legal thriller.



Baker & Taylor
Attorney Michael Seeley reluctantly takes on a case involving a patent infringement on an AIDS vaccine, replacing the former lead lawyer, an apparent suicide, only to discover that the vast financial stakes in the case may have led to murder.

Blackwell North Amer
Forced out of his high-powered Manhattan law firm and stuck in a dead-end solo practice, Michael Seeley cannot say no when his estranged brother, Leonard, head of research at upstart biotech Vaxtek, Inc., flies in from California to beg him to take over the company's lawsuit for patent infringement of its pathbreaking AIDS vaccine after the sudden death of the lead trial lawyer. The financial and moral stakes of the case are staggering, and Seeley suspects that murder cannot be ruled out as a hardball litigation tactic of big-pharma adversary St. Gall Laboratories
As Seeley travels between San Francisco and Silicon Valley to prepare for trial, dark facts surface concerning the vaccine's discovery by Vaxtek scientist Alan Steinhardt and its alleged theft by St. Gall researcher Lily Warren. Ethical quandaries deepen into mortal danger as the trial, under the stern prodding of federal judge Ellen Farnsworth, rushes to its unexpected end.

Baker
& Taylor

Resigning from a Manhattan law firm to work solo in Buffalo, attorney Michael Seeley reluctantly takes on a case at the request of his estranged physician brother, Leonard, involving a patent infringement on an AIDS vaccine, replacing the former lead lawyer, an apparent suicide, only to discover that the vast financial stakes in the case may have led to murder. By the author of Errors and Omissions. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. Doubleday & Company, Inc. 2008
ISBN: 9780385517188
Characteristics: 293

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similar to John Grisham's books

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