Wise patent attorneys

This week, Franklin Pierce gave an honorary degree to C. Yardley Chittick — the oldest practicing patent attorney in the U.S. Chittick is 104 years old. According to NPR,

Chittick, who is 104, lived across the hall from Humphrey Bogart in 1917 at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. He turned down a job with Thomas Edison after graduating from MIT with a degree in mechanical engineering. He later earned his law degree from George Washington University.

Although not nearly as advanced, over the past year, I have gotten to know Jim Hawes (Reg. No. 19,680).  Jim is a long-time author of a number of books published by West.  Most recently, he asked me to help him update Patent Application Practice. PAP is already in its second edition and still going strong with updates every six-months.  I would love to hear comments from anyone who has used the book.