Appellate

Appellate practice requires a unique blend of legal mastery, attention to detail, and understanding of public policy beyond just the scope of the case at hand. An effective appellate practitioner knows how your case fits into the broader precedent of the Circuit and knows how to present your case concisely in the manner that resonates with the court. Needed is a unique and limited skill set that comes only from experience, which is why businesses trust the veteran appellate practitioners at Insigne.

Insigne is the only firm of its size to offer a dedicated, specialized appellate practice, with particular emphasis and experience arguing cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Insigne attorneys have briefed and argued countless appeals in high-profile cases and bring years of priceless experience and perspective from “behind the bench” as judges and judicial law clerks. For example, our appellate team features Arthur J. Steiner, a former Administrative Patent Judge on the PTO’s Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) who has heard and decided thousands of appeals involving all types of technology, and Allen Sokal, a former judicial clerk with 40 years of dedicated appellate experience – just to name a few.

Whether your appeal is before the Federal Circuit, a regional Circuit, or the PTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), everything is on the line – years of preceding litigation, potentially millions of dollars in sunk costs, and a judgment worth even more. It is time to trust only the best. Our team has the experience and proven history of success that you will not find anywhere else, even at the biggest IP firms in the world.

After settling a patent infringement claim where the defendant agreed to pay Insigne’s client an 18.77% royalty on all accused products, the defendant sought mandamus relief from the Federal Circuit to narrow the scope of products subject to the royalty. The Federal Circuit summarily denied the defendant’s petition upon the briefing submitted by the Insigne team of Allen Sokal, Charles Blazer, Trevor Coddington, and Donny Samporna. No oral argument was necessary. See order.