MWI21 (3)

02/05: The Art of Written Communication

February 5, 2021 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM


Virtual - all times are eastern standard time


90 minutes

Painting a Picture with Words

Don't miss this Master Class!

Using the imagery of brushes, highlighters, and felt tip pens as a framework for discussion, this panel will provide guidelines to minimize the challenges often associated with technical writing.

Moderator: Sarah Knight, Talem IP Law, Gainesville, FL

Ed Good, Trainer, Author, Writer (now semi-retired), Leesburg, VA
Michael Stewart, Fishman Stewart, Troy, MI
James Crowne, Consultant to AIPLA on Legal Affairs (retired), Bowie, MD



  • Knight, Sarah 200 Knight, Sarah

    Talem IP Law | Partner

    Sarah Knight is a founding partner of Talem IP Law, managing their patent practice group. She was the chair of AIPLA’s Patent Law Committee from 2017 to 2019. Sarah has a Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida (go Gators!). She is a guest lecturer in their Electrical and Computer Engineering Department with the selfish purpose to inspire and identify future IP practitioners (that she can hire).
  • Crowne, Jim 200 Crowne, James

    AIPLA | Legal Affairs Consultant

    James D. Crowne served as the Deputy Executive Director for Legal Affairs of the American Intellectual Property Law Association until his retirement in 2017 and now serves as a legal consultant. Mr. Crowne was primarily responsible for all intellectual property (IP) issues involving the judiciary. He advised the Board of Directors, the Executive Director and senior staff of the AIPLA on substantive and procedural legal issues. In that capacity, he participated in the preparation of nearly 100 AIPLA amicus briefs filed at the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He was also responsible for communicating AIPLA policy positions to the government, to members, and to the public.
  • Stewart Michael 200 Stewart, Michael

    Fishman Stewart | Partner

    Michael Stewart is a founding member of the firm. He has worked in a wide range of technical areas including information technology, e-commerce, telecommunications, and mechanical, aerospace, computer, and nuclear engineering. His practice includes domestic and foreign patent prosecution, e -commerce and information technology, patent opinions, intellectual property litigation (including domain name arbitration proceedings, Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and both state and federal court actions), domestic and foreign trademark prosecution, trademark opinions, copyrights, trade secrets, rights of publicity, intellectual property evaluations/due diligence and drafting and negotiating technology and intellectual property agreements. His litigation experience includes both trials and oral arguments before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Michael is also admitted before the United States Supreme Court.
  • good, Ed 200 Good, Ed

    Trainer, Author, Editor

    Ed Good provides on-site training programs in effective writing to corporations, law firms, and governmental agencies. More than 10,000 professionals have attended Ed's programs in the U.S., Europe, China, and Taiwan. He served as Counsel and Writer-in-Residence at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, in Washington, D.C. At Finnegan, he wrote proposals that resulted in significant legal work at Fortune 50 corporations.