CLE: Reading the Tea Leaves from the Supreme Court’s Recent Arguments in United States v. Arthrex Inc.

February 2021

Friday, March 5, 2021
12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

On March 1, 2021, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in United States v. Arthrex Inc. and consolidated cases, where the questions presented involve whether the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s administrative patent judges were unconstitutionally appointed, and if so, what the proper remedy would be.  These highly watched cases have significant potential ramifications for any company active in the patent space.
Williams & Connolly partners Sarah Harris and Luke McCloud will offer a CLE on March 5 covering everything you need to know about these cases:  What is at stake? How will the Supreme Court likely rule, and what hints did the Court offer at argument?  When will the Court likely rule?  

Sarah is a former clerk to Justice Thomas, with deep knowledge on separation-of-powers issues; she is one of the leaders of the Firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice, and argued an administrative-law case before the Supreme Court in November.  Luke is a former clerk to Justice Sotomayor and a partner in both the Supreme Court and Appellate and Patent Litigation practices.  

CLE Accreditation:

•    General credit granted in AZ, CA, CT, FL, NJ, NY, and PA (for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys).
•    NY Attorneys must submit the Attorney Affirmation form after the program.
•    We will apply for credit in other states, if requested.
•    We cannot provide AL, IN, NC, and WV credit for this program.
•    If you need more information or have questions about a particular state, please contact Sherry Bridge at

Registration: Registration is complimentary. Please contact Sherry Bridge at or at 202-434-5224 for registration information.

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