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Michael Stein Earns National Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

News / March 24, 2017

Partner Michael Stein has been recognized by the Burton Awards as a recipient of the 2017 “Law360 Distinguished Writing Award.” This recognition honors excellence in legal writing and Stein is just one of 25 attorneys nationwide to be selected from entries submitted by more than 1,000 law firms. The awards ceremony takes place May 22, 2017, in New York City.

Stein’s winning article, “How Structural Claim Limitations Can Save Software Patents,” can be read here.

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