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National Law Journal Names Mark Fleming "Appellate Lawyer of the Week"

June 21, 2011

Partner Mark Fleming's first US Supreme Court argument earned him the National Law Journal's "Appellate Lawyer of the Week" honor. The case, Stanford University v. Roche Molecular Systems, involved patent rights to inventions developed using federal funds. The dispute centered on tests for measuring the efficacy of HIV treatments and resulted in a decisive ruling in favor of Roche. It was the first patent case in which the Supreme Court affirmed the Federal Circuit notwithstanding the Solicitor General urging reversal.