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Make It Pithy and Other Lawyer Tips From a Federal Circuit Judge

Feb. 26, 2021, 8:58 PM

Using an analogy for your case at oral argument can help make it memorable and might even sway the judges in your favor, Federal Circuit Judge Raymond T. Chen said at an event on Friday.

Each judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has about 15 or 16 cases to prepare for before a given court week, many of them on complicated patent issues.

“If you can, distill your case down to some pithy, catchy analogy that helps me remember your case,” Chen suggested to practitioners. “And if you frame it right, you might actually induce...

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