Mark Whitaker, Richard Hung, and Shaelyn Dawson authored an article for Law360 discussing the lessons learned about intellectual property case management throughout the pandemic, as well as which remote activities should be here to stay.
“The pandemic did not change the importance of providing top-notch client services, but it did change how those services are delivered,” the authors wrote. “In the span of months, the pandemic drove the adoption of practices and technologies that otherwise might have taken decades of discussion and experimentation to gain footing. And it did so with a population historically resistant to change: lawyers – and Biglaw in particular.”
They added: “Many of these practices – remote depositions, mediations, and hearings – are here to stay, at least in some capacity. With these practices now widespread, IP litigators will need to develop and fine-tune best practices for using them.”