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Federal Circuit Appeals

Adept Practitioners with a Strong Record of Success

​We regularly argue patent appeals at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in other federal and state appeals venues. The Mintz team has a record of successfully handling complex IP and technology disputes. And we have upheld positive — and overturned adverse — PTAB and federal district court decisions on behalf of clients operating in the life sciences and in high technology.

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Our Experience

Case Study
Mintz’s US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit win for NextGen affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a patent infringement case targeting NextGen’s Patient Portal program. The appellate court affirmed that patents directed to longstanding methods of organizing human activity are unpatentable.

Patent litigators on the Mintz team

Case Study
Mintz secured a rare US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruling that entirely reversed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision. The PTAB had canceled each of the challenged claims of Straight Path IP Group’s patent for protocols for establishing communication links through a network.

Our Approach

We take a client-centered approach and balance analysis of the legal issues with a realistic assessment of the economics of your appeal. Our experienced attorneys are involved in every phase of the research and writing to formulate an argument that is logical, applicable, and highly readable. The result is a targeted, carefully honed argument for you that results in a cost-effective and winning end product. Our appeals team is backed by approximately 50 patent litigators and nearly 100 commercial litigators. And we are experienced in authoring amicus briefs on behalf of industry groups.

​Areas of Focus
  • Appellants and appellees
  • Owners and accused infringers
  • Inter Partes Review (IPR) appeals
  • District court litigation appeals
  • CAFC and state appellate courts
  • Exceptional brief quality
  • Streamlined oral presentation
​Proven Success

The Federal Circuit continues to hear more cases, including those triggered by IPR decisions from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). One of our most recent CAFC cases resulted in the court's first full reversal of an adverse PTAB decision against a patent owner.

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Our attorneys collaborate with you to analyze the legal issues and assess the economics of an appeal.