Aly Quoted on SCOTUS Ruling in U.S. v. Arthrex

Intellectual Property Practice Group Co-Leader Imron Aly was quoted on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Arthrex that appointments of U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) administrative judges — who oversee the inter partes review (IPR) process — are unconstitutional. The Court decided that the issue could be solved by allowing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director to review PTAB decisions.

Imron said, “From a legal or academic point of view, this is fascinating because the justices were clearly struggling with where to draw the line once finding the statute unconstitutional: does it mean throwing out the whole IPR system and kicking the issue back to Congress, or can the courts fix it themselves?”

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