August 12, 2016

Jenner & Block is recognized among eight law firms topping Law360’s scorecard of firms that presented oral arguments before the Federal Circuit in the first half of 2016 and came out on top, “chalking up wins in high-stakes intellectual property battles before the federal appeals court.”  In an article titled “These Law Firms Are Dominating the Federal Circuit in 2016,” Law360 announced the results of its midyear survey of patent opinions and judgments issued by the court between January 1 and June 30, 2016.  Noting Jenner & Block’s “impressive winning streak,” with six wins and no losses, the article highlights the firm’s win for Duroc, a rival of farming and construction giant John Deere, in which a jury verdict was upheld, and a victory in a paper shredder patent fight from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) – one of a growing number of disputes finding their way to the Federal Circuit from relatively new PTAB proceedings created by the America Invents Act.   While “[w]aging a patent fight before the Federal Circuit has always been a high-risk endeavor,” Law360 notes, lawyers who navigate the appeals from these PTAB proceedings are “working in uncharted waters.”  But firms such as Jenner & Block, the article reports, are taking the lead in these cases, “scoring wins for clients as well as shaping patent law.”