Book Review: Undue Diligence

UndueDiligenceBook: Undue Diligence
by Paul Haughey (of Townsend Townsend & Crew)
$15.95 from Amazon.

I had low expectations when I began to read my free copy of Undue Diligence. . . . A legal thriller about a patent attorney written by a patent attorney? — Give me a break!  

As it turned out . . .  I hardly put the book down until it was finished! It is a fun story, well written with plenty of action. The patent prosecutor (Joe Nile) is the hero; patent troll villains allow for a continuous stream of jabs at the  patent system; and the office politics are real.  If you like Grisham, you’ll enjoy Undue Diligence as well.

7 thoughts on “Book Review: Undue Diligence

  1. I want to become a patent prosecution paralegal..Where should I attend school ..Online or campus.Are there any ABA approved programs? Help!…PS..I live in southern california

  2. I want to become a patent prosecution paralegal..Where should I attend school ..Online or campus.Are there any ABA approved programs? Help!…PS..I live in southern california

  3. I want to become a patent prosecution paralegal..Where should I attend school ..Online or campus.Are there any ABA approved programs? Help!…PS..I live in southern california

  4. I want to become a patent prosecution paralegal..Where should I attend school ..Online or campus.Are there any ABA approved programs? Help!…PS..I live in southern california

  5. I agree this book is a pretty good page-turner. From a patent point of view, I think it may be a little too harsh of the USPTO standards of quality, but a little hyperbole makes for better novels. I do think the ending is a little contrived, but overall it is a nice companion to the novel Anonymous Lawyer for jaded views of law firm practice.

  6. Hey, Blaise,

    In the aftermath of the recent EBay decision combined with enactment of some type of “damage apportionemnt” clause in the upcoming “patent reform” there will be no more independent inventors left in US
    We will be finished as a class…
    VC-funded tech startups will follow shortly…

  7. I hope similar novels are in the works telling the stories of renegade independent inventors who have to fight their way through corporate controlled access to manufacturing and distribution in order to commercialize their inventions only to have their invention copied by a large corporation who than labels the independent inventor a “patent troll”.

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