Shook Webinar Explores Important Development in Patent Space

Three Shook lawyers and a law school professor from Texas A & M will present on an important development in the patent world during a webinar scheduled for October 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm CST.

On October 13, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Arthrex Inc. v. Smith & Nephew Inc. to decide: (1) whether the appointment of administrative patent judges (APJs) violates the Appointments clause of the U.S. Constitution, and, (2) if not, whether the defect was properly cured by the Federal Circuit.  This webinar will provide a brief overview of the underlying case and its history and will address some issues, including:

  • Why the Arthrex decision and review is something you need to know about.
  • How the grant of certiorari may impact pending IPRs, patent litigation.
  • What this may mean for AIA trial proceedings generally post-Arthrex.
  • What is the potential impact to other USPTO or agency proceedings?
  • Will Congress need to step in?

Speakers include Shook Partners Sharon Israel, Rob Reckers and Of Counsel Kyle Friesen, along with Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat, School of Law, Dwight Look College of Engineering Texas A&M University. Please register for “What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s Review of Arthrex and What It Means for Patent Matters,” October 20, at 2:00 p.m. CST.