Fed. Circ. Axes Patent Atty appeals after missing deadlines


By Andrew Karpan (August 22, 2022, 3:56 p.m. EDT) – A Chicago patent attorney arrived too late to appeal a Federal Circuit split decision that fined him and his client more than $100,000 for filing a “frivolous” appeal in court, the panel agreed Monday with a clerk’s ruling that it had 14 days to file its appeal to the full court, not 30.

Without circulating the petition to any of the other judges on the court, the three-judge panel’s one-page ruling put to bed an appeal to the full court from Matthew Wawrzyn of Wawrzyn LLC and his client, a patent firm called Pop Top Corp….

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