"This work, by one of the leading appellate lawyers, is an indispensable combination of intellectual-property issues and appellate strategy. In an easy-to-use format that tracks the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Mark Davies distills his unique background in both high-stakes appellate practice and patent law to assist the patent litigator prepare a clear and effective Federal Circuit brief that best advances the client's cause. This highly readable work includes both the nuts and bolts of appellate practice, as well as numerous substantive suggestions about effective presentation and argumentation. This book is an invaluable work for every patent litigator."
-Walter Dellinger, Chairman of the Appellate Practice at O'Melveny & Myers LLP, former Acting Solicitor General of the United States, and Duke University Douglas B. Maggs Professor Emeritus of Law
"Mark Davies has written a much-needed guide to the patent appeal process that will prove invaluable to any practitioner having a patent case before the Federal Circuit."
-Thomas W. Krause, Associate Solicitor, United States Patent & Trademark Office and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center.
"Mark Davies recently authored the user manual for Federal Circuit appeals. From its 300 spiral-bound pages, you can tell that the book is designed to serve the appellate attorney during the process of crafting a brief. Davies argued dozens of appeals as a DOJ appellate attorney and is now doing the same at O'Melveny in DC.
The book is very easy to read and understand, and it does an especially good job of providing concrete advice on how to draft an effective and clearly written brief while staying within the rules.
If you have an appeal pending, you better use the book."
-Dennis Crouch, Patently-O blog at patentlyo.com
"A handy guide for patent appeals... The author is at his best when providing tips about what judges are looking for in each section of the brief. He gives the reader real confidence that if you follow his guide your brief and arguments will be well received and the court will presume you are experienced at the Federal Circuit The author has created a helpful, easy-to-use guide for patent appeals. This book is an excellent reference for the patent litigator."
David P. Irmscher, Indiana Lawyer