Jackson Walker partner Chris Rourk authored a piece for the 86 Pillars blog, which appeared on April 16, 2014. His article, “Four Points to Consider When Selecting an Expert Witness for Patent Litigation,” discussed factors to keep in mind when taking a patent matter to trial.
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Mr. Rourk has extensive experience in helping clients protect their intellectual property in the semiconductor, software and telecom fields. He has prepared and filed more than 400 patent applications, has prosecuted in excess of 200 patents to issuance, and manages client domestic and international patent portfolios. He has also assisted with numerous intellectual property transactional matters, including licensing, mergers and acquisitions, funding transactions, and joint ventures. Mr. Rourk’s experience includes preparing and responding to cease and desist letters, preparing non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and assisting with patent infringement litigation in the software, semiconductor and telecom fields. Mr. Rourk is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida and an inventor on several patents. He received his B.S.E.E., cum laude, from the University of Florida, his M.Eng. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. and his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of Sigma Xi, a scientific research society and Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honor society.