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Spring CLE Series: Federal Circuit Appeals: A Procedural Guide

Effective July 1, 2020, there were a number of changes to the Federal Circuit Rules of Practice, including updates to the rules concerning confidential filings and service. We will discuss the updated procedures, and how they have been implemented in practice. Attendees will be provided with a digital copy of the new rules of practice, which includes practice notes discussing matters that are often asked of the Clerk’s office staff.

Mr. Kruesi, the Senior Staff Counsel in our Washington, D.C. office, has led our Mid-Atlantic team since 1994. In addition to his intimate knowledge of the rules of practice and procedure for the Maryland, DC and Virginia state and federal (D.C. and 4th Circuits) courts, Mr. Kruesi is Counsel Press's consultant on the unique procedures at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Kruesi has worked for firms from coast to coast on various patent and trademark appeals. He regularly handles complicated and confidential IP filings with tens of thousands of pages of appendix materials and unique exhibits. He is often recommended by court staff to assist counsel whose filings have been rejected. Mr. Kruesi also leads our electronic document team. He has been instrumental in developing our eBrief filing procedures, regularly filing fully linked briefs and appendices each month. He has consulted with various courts and clients regarding cross-document hyperlinks in electronically filed documents in addition to other linking and bookmarking optimizations.

Gary Chyi clerked for two years for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and worked for eight years in private practice, most recently with the prestigious law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.

Mr. Chyi has extensive litigation experience, having worked on numerous cases at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts. During his litigation career, he worked on one of the largest, longest-running and most complex airline bankruptcy cases, at the trial and appellate levels. He also oversaw discovery matters in the largest civil discovery process in U.S. history, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill multi-district litigation. Having handled civil matters in large and complex matters, he brings to bear a deep appreciation of the nuances of substantive and procedural requirements affecting the appeals of his clients at Counsel Press.

Mr. Chyi has been the Director of our U.S. Supreme Court division since 2019, working hand in hand with our clients at both the petition stage and on the merits, on matters of form, tactics, and strategy. He also enjoys a close working relationship with the senior clerks at the Court. Counsel Press has provided guidance to 98 of the top 100 law firms, as well as many state and local government entities, in U.S. Supreme Court matters.

Mr. Chyi is also an Appellate Counsel specializing in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits, as well as Illinois and Wisconsin state appellate courts. He works regularly with our clients at all stages of appellate litigation in those courts on matters of procedure and practice.

REGISTRATION FOR THE SPRING CLE SERIES: All sessions will be hosted on IPA's newest member benefit, IPA Connect, and are all FREE for IPA members. Prospective members can attend the entire series for the low cost of $75, or may join the IPA for 2021 and receive the added benefit of dual membership in the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) as well as FREE attendance at all 2021 lunch-and-learns, virtual networking events, and discounted registration for the IPA's Fall Education Conference.

Registration on IPA Connect is required (members will need to be logged in to the IPA Connect platform to register for FREE - if you don't remember your password, enter your email address associated with your IPA membership and click to reset your password).

When it is time to join this webinar, you will log into IPA Connect, click on "Events", then on "Conferences", and join the live event.

Questions? Contact IPA's Executive Director, Yvonne Kriss, at

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Additional Info:
Yvonne Kriss
815-630-3535 (p)
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