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St. Onge IP selected to conduct one of the first Zoom hearings at the Federal Circuit

June 22, 2021 by in Patents

COVID-19 has resulted in many changes to court hearings as they went from mainly in person to largely remote and by phone. In one of the first known occurrences, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has selected a St. Onge IP case for a Zoom hearing.  The patent application involves a novel sealing plug which is useful in manufacturing hydraulic manifolds.  The application claims a sealing plug which in some embodiments is capable of withstanding extreme blow out pressures – up to 40,000 psi.  St. Onge IP attorneys Jonathan Winter, Stephen Zimowski and Gene Winter prepared the brief and Jonathan Winter will argue the appeal at the Federal Circuit.   A copy of the order can be found here.