Intellectual Asset Management published an article co-authored by Matthew Dowd of Dowd Scheffel PLLC and the Honorable Paul R. Michel (Ret.). The article is entitled “The Uncertain State of Patent Law 10 Years into the Roberts Court.” The article looks at the development of patent case law decided by the Supreme Court since John Roberts was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, which has resulted in a U.S. patent system riddled with legal uncertainty and which harms p
Matthew Dowd argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in an important appeal concerning the rights of an individual who submitted an innovative solution to the robocall problem. The appeal challenged the Federal Trade Commission's flawed decision in its 2013 Robocall Challenge prize competition, seeking solutions to block robocalls. The oral argument was covered in the news by Law360, with prior coverage in Government Executive.
Matthew Dowd achieves success in a criminal appeal before the D.C. Court of Appeals. In a unanimous opinion, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled that our client received incorrect information about parole eligibility and is therefore entitled to a hearing on his motion to withdraw his guilty plea.