United States v. Arthrex, Inc.

 
DOCKET NO.
OP. BELOW
SUBJECT
Patent

Question(s) Presented

1. “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.” 2. “Whether the court of appeals erred by adjudicating an Appointments Clause challenge brought by a litigant that had not presented the challenge to the agency.”

Posts About this Case

Date
Proceedings and Orders
July 20, 2020
Consent to the filing of amicus briefs received from counsel for Arthrex, Inc. submitted.
July 20, 2020
Consent to the filing of amicus briefs received from counsel for Smith & Nephew, Inc., et al. submitted.
July 20, 2020
Consent to the filing of amicus briefs received from counsel for United States submitted.
July 22, 2020
Consent to the filing of amicus briefs received from counsel for Polaris Innovations Limited submitted.