November 01, 2014

Nouniness: The Enemy of a Lean Writing Style

C. Edward Good

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Before entering law school, most patent lawyers completed years of education in engineering and the sciences. Indeed, many contemplated careers in an array of technical fields. But they met some patent lawyers somewhere along the way or talked with scientists about their patents, and off they went to law school. With them, they took the writing styles they learned from years in college and postgraduate work.

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