21 June 2021PatentsAlex Baldwin

BREAKING: SCOTUS says IPRs should be reviewable in Arthrex; hands more power to USPTO director

The  US Supreme Court has confirmed that judges for the  Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) act as unconstitutional principal officers, and should therefore have been appointed by the President, in its final ruling in United States v Arthrex.

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22 June 2021   In a decision highly anticipated by patent owners, the US Supreme Court has delivered its final ruling in US v Arthrex—a fractured opinion that lawyers say leaves burning questions around its political implications.
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