Law360 interviewed Manatt's Benjamin Shatz, co-chair of the firm's Appellate practice, for an article on the mistakes that attorneys make in intellectual property appeals at the Federal Circuit and how to avoid them.
Patent appeals can easily become bogged down by highly technical details. While the Federal Circuit is known for having a patent-heavy docket, attorneys shouldn't assume they can skip over explaining the technology at issue or telling a coherent narrative, said Shatz.
"Just because attorneys are before the Federal Circuit doesn't mean they get a pass on telling a good story," he said. "They still need to present the facts in a complete, comprehensible, engaging and enjoyable way."
Read the article here.