In patent infringement litigation in particular, a jury’s verdict rarely means the outcome of a case is resolved. It just signals the beginning of the next phase. Heim, Payne & Chorush has earned a national reputation for appellate work involving complex patent infringement litigation before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Our work has resulted in preservation of important verdicts and reversals of trial-level outcomes for our clients. Success in this space requires a rare combination of legal skill, technical expertise and direct experience working in these appellate venues.
Whether assisting in an appeal or defending a jury verdict obtained in court, we stand ready to assist at all points of the process. Our team includes four former Federal Circuit clerks and four former clerks for the Eastern District of Texas. This experience provides keen insight into framing the issues at play and making the most of briefs and arguments.
Heim, Payne & Chorush has been involved in important, closely watched cases before the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Most recently, the firm successfully petitioned for certiorari, briefed and helped argue Commil USA v Cisco to the U.S. Supreme Court, earning a landmark opinion that prevents defendants from arguing good-faith belief in invalidity as a defense to inducing infringement. The opinion in Commil is widely considered to be one most important intellectual property decisions made by the Supreme Court in the last 25 years.