By Paul Goldstein
A gripping within examine high-stakes lawyering, A Patent Lie is additional facts that Paul Goldstein is an rising grasp of the criminal thriller.After being compelled from his high-powered big apple legislations company, Michael Seeley—the tough-but-wounded hero of Errors and Omissions—has arrange store in his local Buffalo. partially out of want, in part out of satisfaction, Seeley takes on a case for his estranged brother, whose small biotech enterprise is suing a Swiss pharmaceutical gigantic over a arguable new AIDS vaccine. Seeley heads out to Silicon Valley to steer the case, yet quickly realizes there's even more at stake than he was once first ended in think. As definite partnerships come to gentle, and fiscal profits turn into staggeringly transparent, Seeley's personal existence can be in grave possibility.
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A beefy man in chinos and polo shirt had propped himself against the desk's outer edge, facing the open door. His bulk partially obscured Leonard, who was sitting behind the desk. There was a tension in the room, as if the two had been arguing. “Ed Barnum,” Leonard said, introducing them. ” Barnum studied Seeley unhurriedly through aviator glasses and said nothing while Seeley walked around the office. The photographs were mostly of Leonard on vacation, posed against a ski slope or beaming under a baseball cap on a fishing charter.
Gall already has its product on the market. If we lose this patent the generics will flood the market with knockoffs inside of a year. We've sunk almost half a billion dollars into AV/AS. ” Barnum's large pink face was just inches from Seeley's. “If you lose our case—” “I'm not planning on losing your case,” Seeley said. “But you're the ones who came looking for me to run this trial. ” Barnum paced the small room. He had a sluggish way of responding, and Seeley didn't know if the silence was deliberate or if he was just slow.
Vaxtek certainly wasn't spending it on offices or laboratories. They were at the door to Steinhardt's office. ” “I'm looking forward to dinner tonight. ” Leonard tried to make it light, the charming host, but the emotion in his voice reminded Seeley that, whatever his accomplishments as a physician and executive, part of his brother was still the kid hiding out behind the living-room couch. The open box of imported chocolates on the marble end table, not a single piece removed, told Seeley everything he needed to know about Alan Steinhardt.