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Retaining an Appeal Specialist

Washington, D.C. intellectual property lawyer Matt Phillips talks about changing counsel to an appeal specialist on appeal.

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i would love to say that
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everyone out there should accept our
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clients of course should change council
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on appeal because i love appeals
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ever since my clerkship at the federal
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circuit i love the federal circuit i
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love appeals in general i love the whole
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process
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but the truth is that sometimes it
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really does make sense to get a new
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perspective from someone who is more
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objective
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taking a fresh look at your case
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and i enjoy doing that
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a skilled appellate advocate brings some
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difference
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skills to the table than a trial
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litigator that includes selection of
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issues which is critical for an appeal
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briefing them persuasively
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and also presenting them well at oral
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argument the briefing is so important i
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mean that is your introduction the way
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you introduce your case to your judges
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who have no background in your case
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until they pick up the briefs being able
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to ride an effective appeal brief is a
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skill into itself
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you know that said there are obviously
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downsides to switching council
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it’s less efficient and more expensive
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to bring someone brand new up to speed
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in your case but sometimes that is an
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investment that is well worth it

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