Don Rupert Contributes Chapter in Collection of Strategies for Commercial Litigation

September 3, 2008

Donald W. Rupert, a partner with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, has contributed a chapter on “Intellectual Property Litigation Strategies” to Commercial Litigation Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Case Preparation, Settlement Opportunities, and Best Practices for Client Success, which was published in Spring 2008. After an exhaustive selection process, Rupert was one of only six attorneys hand-picked by publisher Aspatore Books’ “Inside the Minds” series’ editorial board to author a chapter for this book.

Commercial Litigation Strategies provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on best practices for litigating commercial disputes. Featuring select partners from firms around the nation, the included experts address the intricacies of various types of commercial litigation. Rupert’s contribution emphasized intellectual property and patent litigation, from both the plaintiff and defense perspectives.

Rupert provides intellectual property counseling and litigation, emphasizing complex technology matters and including all phases of IP litigation and the negotiation and preparation of technology transfer agreements. He has been lead counsel in jury and bench trials involving patent, copyright, trademark and related cases in federal and state courts throughout the country and overseas and has argued cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Seventh Circuit. Rupert’s practice also includes negotiating domestic and international licensing and litigation settlements and corporate due diligence reviews and transactions in the intellectual property area.

Rupert is a member of the American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators; an Alumni Fellow and advisor for the Trial Advocacy Center at Washburn University; on the board of advisors for DePaul University School of Law’s Center for Intellectual Property; and a member of the committee that prepared patent jury instructions for use in the federal district courts of the Seventh Circuit. A frequent lecturer on IP, professional ethics and trial techniques, he has also published numerous articles concerning intellectual property and other topics. Rupert received his J.D., cum laude, from Washburn University School of Law (1976), where he served on the board of editors for the Washburn Law Journal. He earned his B.S. in chemistry from Miami University (1968). He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1974.

The law firm of Marshall Gerstein provides intellectual property and litigation representation in worldwide acquisition, protection, defense, enforcement and transfer of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Patent prosecution, litigation and transactional offerings encompass all areas of technology and the scientific arts.