Christopher R. Liro is a registered patent attorney at Andrus Intellectual Property Law and focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation in federal district and appellate... more
Christopher R. Liro is a registered patent attorney at Andrus Intellectual Property Law and focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation in federal district and appellate courts, as well as at the International Trade Commission. Chris has litigated patent disputes involving technologies including wireless communications, medical devices, semiconductor manufacturing, automotiv... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.