Getting Ready for Arthrex Oral Arguments: Hear What Amicus Are Saying on Whether PTAB APJs Were Properly Appointed

Event Date
  • 2/25/2021   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Please arrive early for registration
  • Zoom


At NYIPLA’s urging (link to our amicus brief), the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear on March 1, 2021 whether PTAB APJs were “inferior” officers properly appointed under the Appointment’s Clause of the U.S. Constitution, and if not, whether the “fix” by the Federal Circuit worked.   NYIPLA is putting together a blue ribbon panel of amicus curiae and thought leaders on this issue to present a summary of the arguments submitted in the briefing.  This will be a great primer before the oral argument.
Charley Macedo, co-chair of the PTAB Committee and David Goldberg co-chair of the Amicus Briefs Committee, will be leading the discussion which will include video presentations by various stakeholders of their respective positions.


  • CLE Evaluation Form (1 Page)
  • Getting Ready for Arthrex: What Amici Are Saying (2 Pages
  • Amicus Presentation Links (2 Pages)
  • United States of America v. Arthrex, Inc., et al. Polaris Innovations Limited, v. Kingston Technology Company, Inc., et al. No. 19-1434, No. 19-1459, July 29, 2020. Amicus Curiae Brief of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association in Support of the United States' Petition for Writ of Certiorari. (17 Pages)

1.0 CLE Skills Credit NY/NJ

Hosted by the NYIPLA PTAB and Amicus Brief Committees.