PTAB Committee to Examine Constitutionality Challenges After Arthrex and APJ Compensation

Event Date
  • 11/2/2021   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Please arrive early for registration
  • Zoom


Join the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) PTAB Committee on November 2 as they discuss constitutionality challenges after Arthrex (as discussed in Mobility Workx v. Unified Patents) and APJ compensation.
In this interactive presentation, the PTAB Committee will be joined by Professor Timothy Hsieh, Assistant Professor of Law at the Oklahoma City University School of Law to the Federal Circuit's October 13, 2021 decision in Mobility Workx, LLC v. Unified Patents, LLC. Specifically, in its decision, the Federal Circuit examined several constitutionality challenges after Arthrex, including whether the Director’s delegation of his/her responsibility to make final unreviewable institution decisions to the same APJ’s who make the Final Written Decision violates the Administrative Procedures Act and/or the Due Process Clause of the Constitution.  Professor Hsieh will then discuss the issue of APJ compensation and its ethical implications with our co-Chairs Charley Macedo and Ken Adamo, and board liaison Rob Rando.
There will be a Q&A session afterward. This event is free to all NYIPLA members and PTAB Committee members. Non-NYIPLA members can join for $30. 1 Ethics CLE credit will be available for attendees. Please remember to re-register for the PTAB Committee if you have not yet done so in the new year.


  • Kenneth Adamo, Owner, Law Office of KRAdamo
  • Timothy Hsieh, Assistant Professor of Law, Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • Charles Macedo, Partner, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein
  • Robert Rando, Partner, Greenspoon Marder


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