To be successful before the US Supreme Court and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, companies require advocates with deep understanding and experience. The Federal Circuit, especially, is an extraordinarily specialized forum where firsthand experience provides a critical tactical advantage. With a history in both courts that exceeds many competitor firms and the support of an IP team that boasts a range of industry and patent prosecution experience—as well as degrees in an array of technological and scientific disciplines—we provide this advocacy for clients in a way that no other firm can.
The foundation of our practice—a practice that is credited with significant wins in patent cases at the US Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit, has been recognized among The National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List for 10 consecutive years, and was identified by Law360 as having the best track record at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 2017—is our thorough knowledge of the US Supreme Court and Federal Circuit. Our experience, coupled with the favorable outcomes we’ve earned in these courts, results in unmatched legal counsel for clients whose patent disputes are in the appeals process.
Our lawyers have gained this experience not only through many appearances before these courts, but also by learning how they work from the inside: we have 12 attorneys who have served as judicial clerks for Federal Circuit judges, and are the only major law firm to include among its ranks a former Federal Circuit judge—the Honorable Arthur Gajarsa—who counsels our lawyers at the briefing stage of cases and provides strategic counsel on appellate issues.