IP appellate opportunity to work with lecturer on law Peter Brann: A small Maine company is defending against a design patent claim in federal court. The district judge granted the motion for summary judgment. The other side appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the client cannot afford to continue the litigation. The company is not planning to file a brief on appeal.

This is an opportunity for a junior lawyer to get real appellate experience by participating as an amicus in support of the judgment below, offering to brief and argue the case in lieu of the appellee. The Federal Circuit tends to hold oral argument in many more cases than other circuits, so the opportunity could include both appellate briefing and oral argument.

Please contact Peter Brann (pbrann@law.harvard.edu) to get involved.