Octane verdict a ‘victory for the entire industry’

Rudy Telscher, head of litigation at Harness Dickey, argued the case in front of the Supreme Court and viewed the decision as a ‘slam dunk across the board’

Rudy Telscher, head of litigation at Harness Dickey, in front of the Supreme Court building

Sometimes, when you are getting dressed for work, you are just hoping to get through the day. Other times, you know that what you are doing that day has a chance to impact the course of national law. At least, you do if you are Rudy Telscher, head of litigation at Harness Dickey, and you are arguing a case in front of the Supreme Court. Telscher argued Octane Fitness vs. Icon Health, a case that stands to have a significant impact on the future of patent litigation in the United States.

This was Telscher’s first oral argument in front of the highest court in the land, but he had been preparing for three months, and studied thousands of cases. He knew that, unlike in an appellate court where the attorney just wants to win the appeal, a Supreme Court case has the chance to change the law itself. 

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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