Fall 2009 - Questionnaire for Scientific Evidence and Expert Testimony: Patent Litigation

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First Name (not necessarily your legal name, but rather the name you wish to be called)

Last Name

Some of this information already appears on your Consent Form.  I am sorry you have to enter it again,
but please bear with me:  it will be helpful for me to have everyone's answers in a standard electronic format.

Pronunciation of your first and last names (if not obvious)
 ("Rhymes with" for a syllable or group of syllables always helps. Indicating the emphasized syllable by ALL CAPS is good, too.)

Ultimate Degree and Expected Year of Completion

2L, 3L, LL.M., etc. 
If LLM or SJD, short phrase describing your focus (in 10 words or less, if possible)
If in joint degree program, other degree
School (e.g., H&S or Eng or Med)   
Thesis adviser's name(s)
Thesis Project (in 10 words or less, if possible)
Other scientific disciplines involved in your thesis project

Undergraduate School, its City and its State or Country
Year of Graduation
Undergraduate Major(s)

Aside from your undergraduate degree, did you commence any other degree program(s) before you enrolled in your current program?
Give degree sought, field, institution, dates of study and year of degree, if obtained

If you have not been in school during every academic year since age 15, what else have you done and when and where did you do it?  
Please include names of employers if I would recognize them, or the nature of the business if I would not recognize the name, as well as
the location: city and either state or country; the year and duration;  and any other helpful information.

With how many patent applications have you been involved (however you wish to define "involved")?
None     1 to 3 More than 3

How many friends or relatives do you have who are involved with patents,
as inventors, patent lawyers or otherwise (again, defining "involved" however you wish)?
None     1 to 3 More than 3

You may use this box to describe your exposure to patent applications, patents, and patent people, and to
define "involved."

 What do you hope to learn in this course?

At our first meeting, I will distribute a spreadsheet with an abbreviated version of  the above information.
If you want me to omit any of your answers, please identify which ones.

For my eyes only:
What book(s) are you currently reading, other than assigned books or reference works related to pursuit of your degree? 
If none, when was the last time you read a book other than something assigned or work-related?  What book?

Law Students ONLY: Please also complete the law questionnaire.