Crowell & Morning has a proven record of successes in appellate matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and other related issues, such as antitrust claims. We litigate intellectual property appeals stemming from a wide array of district court and agency determinations, including:

  • Final decisions of the U.S. District Courts;
  • Exclusion orders issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission;
  • Post-grant Patent Office proceedings under the America Invents Act of 2012;
  • Orders on motions for preliminary injunctions; and
  • Ex parte Patent Office proceedings. 

Our practice includes a strong specialty before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which holds exclusive jurisdiction over appeals arising under the Patent Act and appeals from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our attorneys are not only known for their outstanding appellate advocacy, but also for the firm’s long and continuing tradition of leadership in the Federal Circuit Bar Association and Federal Circuit Historical Society.

The late Robert L. Harmon, formerly of Brinks Gilson & Lione, literally “wrote the book” on the Federal Circuit’s patent decisions with his treatise Patents and the Federal Circuit.   Our intellectual property litigators update the treatise annually to reflect all new Federal Circuit and Supreme Court patent decisions. 

Our appellate strategy draws on both our appellate specialists and our deep bench of attorneys having the scientific, engineering, and technical acumen our clients’ cases demand.  The results show.  Click here for some of our representative successes.