December 3, 2021
Fitch Even was recently recognized by Patexia’s 2021 CAFC Intelligence Report as being among the top 10 best-performing law firms representing appellants and the Top 100 most-active law firms overall before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit), which specializes in hearing patent appeals. In the report, Fitch Even partners Tim Maloney, Nikki Little, and Dave Gosse were ranked among the top 25 best-performing attorneys representing appellants and partner Joe Marinelli was ranked among the top 50 best-performing attorneys representing appellants at the Federal Circuit.
Using data from over 4,800 Federal Circuit appeals filed from January 2016 through December 2020, Patexia evaluated the performance of more than 700 law firms and over 3,000 attorneys. More information about the report and its methodology can be found here.
Fitch Even has represented both appellants and appellees before the Federal Circuit and has obtained key decisions that have helped shape intellectual property law. The recognition of our experience and strong track record on behalf of our clients reflects the contributions of the firm’s entire litigation practice group.
IP Alert | Federal Circuit Nails Kyocera for Offering Unqualified ExpertJanuary 26, 2022
On January 21, in Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools v. ITC, the Federal Circuit found that the patent owner's expert witness on infringement was unqualified under the definition of the level of ordinary skill in the art adopted at the ITC, and held therefore that the ALJ improperly admitted the expert's testimony. Read more
IP Alert | Federal Circuit Reverses Rifle Patent Interpretation That Missed the MarkJanuary 21, 2022
On January 14, in Evolusion Concepts. v. HOC Events, the Federal Circuit emphasized that claim terms should be given their ordinary meaning absent a clear reason to do otherwise. Read more