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Next CLE: Sept. 30, 2021
(Virtual Zoom, Noon)
"Arthrex, Minerva, and the Future of Patent Validity”
Speaker: Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Texas A&M School of Law
The Supreme Court’s October Term 2020 included two significant patent law decisions. In Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew, the Court held that the USPTO’s administrative patent judges were improperly appointed principal officers, and imposed a judicial remedy to fix the constitutional defect. In Minerva Surgical v. Hologic, the Court substantially narrowed—but did not abolish—the ability of patent owners to block past assignors from challenging patent validity. Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat from Texas A&M University will summarize these decisions and discuss what they mean for patent rights going forward.