“Standing is putting a damper on people that are preemptively going out and challenging patents,” Michelle Armond, co-founder of the intellectual property litigation firm Armond Wilson LLP, said. “If you take a shot at invalidating a patent and you lose, there is no automatic path up to the Federal Circuit right now.”
After prevailing in two trials at the Patent Office, the firm also won on appeal and successfully defended the IPR judgments at the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC.
“We’re still searching for where the line is,” said attorney Michelle Armond, who founded Armond Wilson LLP and represents clients in a broad range of intellectual property disputes. “I don’t know if that’s going to come from the Supreme Court at this point or from a legislative fix, but [patent eligibility] is an area of law that definitely needs some consistency.”
“Many of us that practice [at the PTAB] have the experience of having a room full of people and being only woman in the room,” said Michelle Armond, a founding partner at Armond Wilson LLP who has served as lead counsel at PTAB administrative trials.
Law360 featured Armond Wilson’s expert analysis of recent trends by federal courts in staying patent litigation pending resolution of IPR proceeding.
The firm is thrilled to welcome litigation associate Forrest McClellen to its growing team.
Law360 featured Armond Wilson’s Federal Circuit opening appeal brief requesting that the appellate court overturn the Board’s IPR decision below.
The district court’s axing of claims in the ‘245 patent won’t impact the current Federal Circuit appeal, which addressed a different set of claims, Michelle Armond, founding partner at Armond Wilson LLP, said.