Following, or not following, conventions as an attorney may lead to a question of credibility. Particularly with patent law, there are certain conventions and usage errors commonly made by practitioners who are not familiar with patent law. While these errors may be irrelevant in plain English, they are often important components in the specialized language of patent law. This article discusses the importance of these components by examining examples of particular usages that often give rise to error.
Ted L. Field, Write Like a Patent Litigator: Avoid Common Mistakes Made by Non-Patent Lawyers, 17 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 141 (2017)