March 24, 2020 / 12:32 AM / 13 days ago

Deeply split Fed Circuit declines to rehear Arthrex decision on PTAB judges

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday declined to reconsider an important decision that identified a constitutional defect in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

In a 7-5 vote, Federal Circuit judges said in five decisions totaling 62 pages that they would not rehear arguments in the case Arthrex Inc v. Smith & Nephew Inc.

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