Dennis Crouch just may be the best-known third-year associate in patent law. Whether anyone realizes he’s a third-year associate is another matter.

From his blog, Patently-O, Crouch writes about every patent appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (yes, every last one), discusses new rules of practice and points out patent filings and events — all with the authority and workman-like writing style of a veteran patent lawyer.