Diversity Concerns Push Fed. Circ. To Hold Google Oral Args
By Tiffany Hu (April 21, 2020, 10:21 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit will reinstate oral arguments in Google's patent appeal that had been canceled due to COVID-19, taking to heart Perkins Coie LLP's claims that nixing the arguments would hinder the firm's efforts to "provide opportunities to promising junior and diverse lawyers."
In a nonprecedential order Monday, the appeals court said it would restore oral arguments in Google's appeal of a rejected patent application "to the extent that argument will be heard telephonically." The arguments will now be held over the phone on May 11.
The Federal Circuit, which has been canceling the majority of scheduled oral arguments due to...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!