United States v. Image Processing Technologies LLC


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 Appointments Clause challenges brought by litigants that had not presented such a challenge to the agency.”

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Proceedings and Orders
October 8, 2020
Motion to dismiss under Rule 46.2 GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari is dismissed only with respect to the judgment of the Court of Appeals in Image Processing Technologies LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Nos. 2018-2156, 2019-1408, and 2019-1485.
November 17, 2020
DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/4/2020.
June 21, 2021
DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/24/2021.
June 28, 2021
Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of United States v. Arthrex, Inc., 594 U. S. ___ (2021).
July 30, 2021