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Lawyers react as Federal Circuit takes on constitutional conundrum

Rani Mehta, New York

Lawyers discuss the implications of the Federal Circuit’s ruling in Arthrex v Smith & Nephew and the potential politicisation of the USPTO

Courthouse300The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s decision in Arthrex v Smith & Nephew will result in some Patent Trial and Appeal Board cases being remanded, according to lawyers. 

The Federal Circuit ruled that the appointment...

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