By James Lovsin — As discussed here, the Justices asked many questions in the oral argument in Arthrex this week on both questions: (1) whether there was an Appointments Clause defect and (2) if so, whether the Federal Circuit properly cured it. With respect to… Read More »U.S. v. Arthrex: Is Historical Practice of the USPTO Relevant?
By Kevin E. Noonan — The Supreme Court heard argument on Monday in U.S. v. Arthrex, involving the question of whether appointment of Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) and their authority under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act violates the Appointments Clause of the Constitution. Both the… Read More »U.S. v. Arthrex: Supreme Court Oral Argument
Chicago patent attorneys Kevin E. Noonan, Michael S. Borella, Aaron V. Gin, and Adnan M. “Eddie” Obissi have filed an amicus brief supporting Supreme Court review of the Federal Circuit’s decision to invalidate claims of American Axle’s U.S. Patent No. 7,774,911 under 35 U.S.C §… Read More »Chicago Patent Attorneys File Supreme Court Amicus Brief in American Axle
By Donald Zuhn –- After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its 14th annual list of top patent stories. For 2020, we identified eight stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe had (or are… Read More »Top Four Stories of 2020
By Donald Zuhn –- After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its 14th annual list of top patent stories. For 2020, we identified eight stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe had (or are… Read More »Top Stories of 2020: #5 to #8
Now with a 6-3 conservative majority, the nation’s highest court still seems reticent to throw out the Affordable Care Act altogether. If the law stays in place, it would be the foundation for many of President-elect Biden’s planned healthcare policies.
With a new nominee as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that could determine the future of the Affordable Care Act, the health law’s future has been thrown into question. According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the number of uninsured could increase… Read More »Report: 21M people could lose insurance if ACA is overturned
By James Lovsin — Today, the Supreme Court granted petitions for a writ of certiorari to review the Federal Circuit’s decision in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., in which the court of appeals held how administrative patent judges were appointed to the Patent… Read More »Supreme Court to Consider Constitutional Propriety of Appointment of PTAB Judges
In 1993, the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study found that a high intake of trans fat may increase the risk of heart disease by 50 percent. That’s where the trans fat story started in Denmark, ending a decade later with a ban on added trans fats… Read More »The Food Industry’s “model of systemic dishonesty”
By MATTHEW HOLT The new Supreme Court, in all likelihood including just nominated Justice Amy Coney Barrett, will be hearing the California v Texas suit against the ACA on November 10th, seven days after the election. The lower courts have already ruled the ACA unconstitutional.… Read More »Biden’s Nov 9th speech: “Don’t you force me to pass Medicare 4 All”
A U.S. district judge blocked a rule by the Department of Health and Human Services that would end anti-discrimination provisions protecting transgender patients. In his decision, U.S. District Judge Frederic Block said that the rule violated a recent Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ workers’ rights.
By Kevin E. Noonan — Arthrex recently filed a(nother) certiorari petition with the Supreme Court, this time in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., which has also been the subject of petitions from the U.S. government and Smith & Nephew. (This is the later-decided… Read More »Arthrex Files Certiorari Petition in Arthrex case
By Kevin E. Noonan — Arthrex recently filed a certiorari petition with the Supreme Court in Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew Inc. (a case related to Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., which has also the subject of petitions from the U.S. government and… Read More »Arthrex Files Certiorari Petition in Arthrex case
By Kevin E. Noonan — Last fall, the Federal Circuit decided in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc. that Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) serving on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) were principal officers and thus had been improperly appointed under the Appointments… Read More »U.S. Government Petitions for Certiorari in Arthrex Case
By Kevin E. Noonan — While the Federal Circuit’s decision last fall in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc. raised issues about the appointment of Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) serving on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), it should be remembered that it… Read More »Smith & Nephew File Certiorari Petition in Arthrex Case
Episode 17 of “The THCB Gang” was live-streamed on Thursday, July 9th! Watch it below! Joining me were some of our regulars: patient advocate Grace Cordovano (@GraceCordovano), health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn (@healthythinker), WTF Health Host Jessica DaMassa (@jessdamassa), and guests: Tina Park, partner at Diagram… Read More »THCB Gang Episode 17, LIVE 7/9 1PM PT/4PM ET