Hirshfeld v. Implicit, LLC

 
DOCKET NO.
OP. BELOW
SUBJECT
Patent

Question(s) Presented

“Whether, for purposes of the Appointments Clause, U.S. Const. Art. II, § 2, Cl. 2, administrative patent judges of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are principal officers who must be appointed by the President with the Senate’s advice and consent, or ‘inferior Officers’ whose appointment Congress has permissibly vested in a department head.”

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