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Jeffrey Sherwood, Partner and Lead Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld LLP to Speak at KC’s Event on Clarifying KSR & Its Impact on Patent Law on 11/20/07

New York, NY, November 08, 2007 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Jeffrey Sherwood, Partner and Lead Counsel of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “Clarifying KSR and Its Impact on Patent Law”. This 2.5-hour event is scheduled for November 20, 2007, Tuesday, at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

The recent Supreme Court Ruling KSR v Teleflex which dismissed "obvious" or rigid interpretation in favor of "flexible" may perhaps usher one of the most significant with the eighth changes in Patent law in decades. How will KSR affect your ability to protect your companies’ intellectual property?

The Knowledge Congress has assembled panel of distinguished experts to help make these policies clear to the organizations most impacted. The panel will present their findings, which includes best practices in a two-and-a-half hour teleconference.

About Mr. Jeffrey Sherwood

As lead counsel, Jeffrey K. Sherwood has tried many matters for the firm's clients.

For the past several years, Mr. Sherwood’s practice has concentrated on patent infringement and intellectual property litigation. His cases have encompassed many diverse areas of engineering, science and technology, including semiconductor products, telecommunications, satellite technology, nuclear power technology, pharmaceutical and chemical products, Internet technologies and many other areas. Mr. Sherwood has successfully handled several Markman hearings and technology tutorials, presenting complex technical and legal concepts in clear, understandable terms.

Over the course of Mr. Sherwood’s career, he has served as trial counsel defending many other science, engineering and medical cases involving trade secrets, domain name disputes, products liability and other tort claims, employment contract claims, and insurance coverage claims. He served as one of the principal architects of a consensus monograph by scientists from around the world on the benefits and risks of a major cancer drug. Mr. Sherwood also has handled several appeals, including a case before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals that established that market share liability is not a viable theory of recovery in the District of Columbia. He also has participated in a variety of alternative dispute proceedings, including mediation, arbitration and a summary jury trial.

Mr. Sherwood received his A.B. from Colby College in 1975 and his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1979. He is a member of the of Virginia, District of Columbia and Texas Bars.

About Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld LLP

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 900 lawyers with offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Taipei and Washington. The firm has a diversified practice and represents regional, national and international clients in a wide range of areas, including antitrust; appellate; banking and finance; capital markets; communications and information technology; corporate and securities; corporate governance; employee benefits; energy; entertainment and media; environmental; financial restructuring; global security; government contracts; health; insurance; intellectual property; international trade; investment funds; labor and employment; land use; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; private client services; private equity; privatization; project development and finance; public law and policy; real estate development and finance; Russia/CIS; tax; and technology.

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