Michelle Armond and Douglas Wilson met 15 years ago while applying for clerkships at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit…. But they’ve stayed in touch over the years, and now they’re joining forces to open Armond Wilson.
The new firm is a ‘great business choice’ for companies looking for a more efficient and cost-effective way to handle the faster IPRs rather than a huge litigation team, Wilson added…. "We are not chained to the billable hour," Armond said.
Former co-chair of Knobbe Martens’ Patent Office Litigation practice group Michelle Armond has left the firm to open a new boutique along with Texas-based IP trial attorney Doug Wilson.
“The Lectrosonics decision, coupled with the Board’s recent announcement of a motion to amend patent pilot program, shows that the Board is looking for a fresh start on motions to amend,” said Michelle Armond.
Whether the pilot program will stick around after the Board reviews it, [Michelle Armond] noted the “only thing you can say with certainty with IPR proceedings is they’re going to change.”
“What they’re trying to do is set some standards, because there’s a lot of variation right now on this very critical issue about printed publication,” said Michelle Armond.
“The Federal Circuit is trying to tease out the difference between [a real-party-in-interest and a privy],” said Michelle Armond. “They have set forth some different standards, but this area of law is very much evolving.”