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Wayne Law Professor, Alumnus Publish Third Edition of Book

September 29, 2008

DETROIT (Sept. 29, 2008) –Wayne State University Law School Professor of Law Katherine E. White and Wayne Law alumnus Eric M. Dobrusin, ’88, recently published the third edition of “Intellectual Property Litigation: Pretrial Practice.”

According to aspenpublishers.com,“‘Intellectual Property Litigation: Pretrial Practice’ offers up-to-date, comprehensive case analysis and a clear framework for streamlining the procedural requirements and issues involved in resolving patent disputes. [Readers] will find unparalleled analysis of crucial procedures and guiding case law on key phases of pretrial litigation practice including: preliminary injunction, bifurcation, discovery, summary judgment, and more.”

“On behalf of Wayne Law, I would like to congratulate Professor White and Mr. Dobrusin on their accomplishment,” said Wayne Law Dean and Professor of Law Robert M. Ackerman. “I continue to be impressed by the quantity and quality of work produced by our faculty and alumni. Practitioners and scholars in the field should find this publication to be quite comprehensive and extremely useful.” 

Professor Katherine E. White earned a B.S.E. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University in 1988, a J.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 1991, and an LL.M. degree in intellectual property law from the George Washington University National Law Center in 1996.

Upon graduation from law school, Professor White served on active duty in the Honor's Program of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps as the Corps of Engineers' Intellectual Property Counsel. After leaving active duty, she clerked for the Honorable Randall R. Rader, Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

Professor White received the Fulbright Senior Scholar Award for 1999-2000, hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich, Germany. She was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Patent Public Advisory Committee in 2000. And, from 2001-2002, Professor White served as the White House Fellow assigned to the Secretary of Agriculture Ann M. Veneman of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Professor White is a registered patent attorney, currently serving on the Fulbright Association board and as a chair of the University of Michigan Board of Regents. In addition, she serves as a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army reserves, and is the reserve Deputy Commander and Associate Dean of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School (JAG School) at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Eric M. Dobrusin earned a B.S.E. in materials and metallurgical engineering from the University of Michigan College of Engineering in 1985, and a J.D. from Wayne Law in 1988. He gained admission to the State Bar of Michigan in 1988, and thereafter became registered to practice before the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent attorney.

Dobrusin currently concentrates his practice at Dobrusin & Thennisch PC (founded in 1999) in patent counseling and strategic patent prosecution. He also recently co-authored another book, Dobrusin and Krasnow titled “Intellectual Property Culture: Strategies to Foster Successful Patent and Trade Secret Practices in Everyday Business” (Oxford University Press 2008).

About Wayne Law
Wayne State University Law School has educated and served the Detroit metropolitan area since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located at 471 West Palmer Street in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media and distance learning classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation’s 40 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized and expert faculty, Wayne State Law School students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, five live-client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, are experts in their disciplines and include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.

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