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John E. Roberts

John E. Roberts

Senior Counsel

John Roberts is a senior counsel in the Litigation Department and a member of the Appellate Group. He focuses on complex civil appeals and commercial litigation.

In 2014, John was a key member of the Proskauer team that represented Biosig Instruments in a high-profile patent appeal before the United States Supreme Court. His advocacy led to a favorable decision by the Court and ultimately victory on remand before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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The Supreme Court Enters the Digital Age

Electronic filing is coming to the U.S. Supreme Court! Effective November 13, 2017, amendments to the Supreme Court’s rules take effect that require represented parties (and their amici) to submit petitions, briefs, and most other filings through the Court’s electronic filing system. The Rules explain that the new e-filing requirements are “[i]n addition to the … Continue Reading

New Word Limits for Federal Appellate Briefs: How Low is Too Low?

Several amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure are scheduled to take effect on December 1, and one of those amendments is causing consternation among appellate practitioners: a 1000-word reduction in the word limit for principal briefs, along with a 500-word reduction for reply briefs. Since 1998, the Rules have allotted parties 14,000 words for … Continue Reading