Welcome to Skilled in the Art. I’m Law.com IP reporter Scott Graham. I’ve been on vacation part of this week, so here’s an especially brief briefing:

• McDermott and Sterne Kessler try a patent case to verdict with one hand tied behind their backs.

 • Uniloc USA wins “exceptional case” fee appeal.

 • Judge Orrick finds “arguable indications” of trade secret misappropriation, but not enough to grant Wisk Aero’s preliminary injunction against Archer Aviation.