Appellate Advocacy Before The U.S. Courts Of Appeal And Supreme Court

The partners at Rhodes LLP have collectively practiced intellectual property law for nearly 50 years. Attorney Glenn W. Rhodes has more than 30 years of IP litigation experience, including representing clients before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Attorney Heather H. Fan has more than 15 years of litigation experience, and has represented clients in appellate proceedings before the Federal Circuit Court and jury trials in the U.S. District Court. Both are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We also have experience in coordinating and managing litigation and appeals in international litigation.

Some lawyers may shy away from appeals because they are procedurally complex and can be extremely stressful for clients because so much is on the line. We are litigators who are capable of helping our clients navigate these highly complex, high-stakes business issues and providing skilled appellate guidance.

Preparing For Appellate Court

We provide a variety of services as we prepare to represent our clients in appellate court and the Supreme Court, including:

  • Drafting notices of appeal and petitions for interlocutory review
  • Writing merit briefs
  • Drafting and responding to motions of stay
  • Drafting other applicable procedural motions
  • Presenting oral arguments
  • Preparing a response to petitions for a writ of certiorari
  • Conducting certiorari proceedings

Contact Us If You Are Considering An Intellectual Property Appeal

Unexpected legal decisions can be a huge blow when they go against you or your business. Call our office in San Francisco at 415-800-1527 or email us to schedule a time to discuss your case and the possibility of an appeal.