Maschoff Brennan Attorney R. Parrish Freeman has been appointed to chair the Trial and Appellate Rules and Procedures Committee for the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section. Freeman will serve for one year.
“I enjoy the opportunity to work with other talented intellectual property lawyers from around the country, along with the opportunity to take a deeper dive into specific issues relating to patent litigation practice and procedure,” he said about being appointed as chair.
The committee will focus a number of issues, including a new set of amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that take effect in December. “There will be plenty to discuss in terms of the amendments’ impact on how intellectual property litigators should be preparing and handling cases,” Freeman said.
Freeman also said the committee will likely present a CLE about the new rules during an ABA event or webinar in the coming year.
Freeman’s practice is focused on litigation of patent, trademark and other intellectual property and commercial matters. He represents clients at the trial and appellate level, and in inter partes matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He received his J.D. from Campbell University School of Law.
Prior to his appointment, Freeman had served since 2011 as a co-chair of the e-discovery subcommittee of the Patent Litigation Committee of the ABA’s Intellectual Property Law Section.