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How did you teach yourself the substance? Partners are way too busy to give you a lot of insight (always get tidbits). Did you have mentors? Self study? Books?

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Trusted midlevels and treatises (patent litigation). Also getting my hands on as much precedent as I can. I also ask the library for help a LOT.

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Good precedent wins cases. Also, we’re very far from reinventing the wheel here so grab templates from the firm’s DM system. Have a first go at whatever you’re doing and ask for feedback.

Are you asking for yourself? I am curious how someone who is an Associate Counsel would not know at this point.

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