Welcome to Skilled in the Art. I’m Law.com IP reporter Scott Graham. I’m out of the office parts of this week and next, but with the Federal Circuit resuming in-person arguments full time, I couldn’t resist previewing a couple of mega-high-stakes showdowns.

WilmerHale’s Bill Lee and Quinn Emanuel’s Kathleen Sullivan will square off over Caltech‘s $1.1 billion verdict against Apple and Broadcom, while Kirkland’s Paul Clement and MoFo’s Deanne Maynard will dispute Judge Leonard Stark‘s decision to throw out a $236 million verdict against VMWare.