Russell Genet applies an engineer’s perspective and patent attorney’s experience to represent his clients effectively in a full range of patent litigation forums. He has handled infringement prosecution and defense, appeals before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, and Markman hearings, involving electronic, computer, telecommunication, and Internet applications.
Mr. Genet communicates well with technical personnel at all levels, including engineers, inventors, and expert witnesses, and quickly understands complex design and application issues. He prepares technical witnesses for trial, plays a leading role in the discovery and deposition process, develops forceful pleadings, motions, and briefs, and conveys arguments concisely and directly in court. With his ability to assimilate product expertise and business goals, Mr. Genet skillfully combines the engineering, business, and legal perspectives necessary to protect his clients’ valuable intellectual property assets.
Mr. Genet uses his practical grasp of complex technology to integrate the distinct viewpoints of a client’s engineering and business personnel. “I understand that engineers think differently from both managers and lawyers,” he observes. “It’s my job to bridge any gaps between those perspectives and create an effective, focused strategy that achieves the client’s business and legal objectives in an IP dispute.” Mr. Genet communicates effectively with the full range of a client’s product engineering specialists, from lab technicians to the most sophisticated inventors, eliciting the specific details necessary to craft a persuasive argument at trial. He also deals with the chief executives and founders of client organizations on a business footing, offering high-level advice on whether negotiation or settlement is the best course based on the technical merits of the company’s case. “Good communication skills enhance my value to the client, whether working with internal personnel, outside experts, or a jury,” Mr. Genet says.
Publications and Presentations
Mr. Genet has written concerning how the operation of a website can expose an organization to personal jurisdiction in any state where the website is accessible, depending on the interactivity of the site. His article on this topic has appeared in:
- “Caught in the Web—A Web Site Can Subject You to Lawsuits in Far-Away States,” Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, June 2003.
- “A Website Can Subject Your Company to Lawsuits in Far-Away Jurisdictions,” Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago Newsletter, Winter 2002 (with Stephen G. Rudisill) and Corporate Counsel, October 2001 (with Stephen G. Rudisill).