"[The Supreme Court's Helsinn decision] was an important case showing that the AIA was a big change in the law but it did not totally reinvent patent law," Michelle Armond of Armond Wilson LLP said.
Michelle Armond, founding partner at Armond Wilson LLP, said the precedential ruling creates an additional requirement not in Section 251, which addresses the reissuing of defective patents... “The Federal Circuit is establishing new legal requirements,” Armond said.
“The Federal Circuit has made it clear they’re not deciding these IPR appeals for fun, because they’re being deluged with them,” said Michelle Armond, a partner for Armond Wilson in Irvine, California, who has been following the cases as a PTAB trials and appeals specialist. The court is applying “pretty strict criteria” on standing.
Michelle Armond and Doug Wilson were internationally ranked as 2019 top patent professionals in the IAM 1000 for litigation and IPRs.
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.