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Charles Macedo Authors Article on Pivotal Arthrex Patent Decision for Bloomberg Law

June 23, 2020
Author(s): Charles R. Macedo

In Arthrex Inc. v. Smith & Nephew Inc., Judge Kimberly A. Moore, writing for the Federal Circuit in 2019, made a broad pronouncement that administrative patent judges of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office were “principal officers” of the U.S. and must be nominated by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate under the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

In this article for Bloomberg Law, Charles Macedo explores the Arthrex ruling, which still offers lessons for patent attorneys.

Charley is a partner at Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP, where he practices all facets of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark and copyright law. He has successfully represented petitioner and patent owners at the PTAB, and frequently represents parties and amicus at the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court on important issues related to intellectual property law.

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