[Webinar] Courthouse Steps Oral Argument: United States v. Arthrex Inc.

March 1, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in United States v. Arthrex Inc. on March 1, 2021. This case is an important one for the office of patent judges. At issue in the case is whether, for purposes of the appointments clause, administrative patent judges of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are principal officers, requiring presidential appointment and Senate confirmation, or are “inferior officers.” Also at issue is whether if they are principal officers, the lower court properly cured any appointments-clause defects in the current statutory scheme.

Profs. Greg Dolin and Dmitry Karshtedt join us review oral arguments, discuss the case, and offer their divergent views on the merits in a discussion moderated by Prof. Kristen Osenga.

Gregory Dolin

Co-Director of the Center for Medicine and Law

University of Baltimore School of Law


Dmitry Karshtedt

Associate Professor of Law

George Washington University Law School


Kristen Osenga

Professor of Law

University of Richmond School of Law


Federalist Society’s Intellectual Property Practice Group