Law360 published an article authored by Matthew Dowd entitled “Banning Rule 36 Affirmances: Be Careful What You Ask For.” The articles highlights the negative consequences that would come from banning Rule 36 affirmances. These include the court following its sister circuits in not allowing oral argument in every case because time would need to be reallocated to writing an opinion in every case, the need to define what constitutes a sufficient written opinion, significant del
Mr. Dowd represented the patent advocacy group US Inventor in challenging the USPTO's refusal to grant US Inventor a permit to conduct a protest of the USPTO's patent policy. Mr. Dowd filed an internal appeal of the agency's refusal to grant the application. After further negotiation, US Inventor successfully conducted its demonstration which was covered in the national news. See here and here.
Matthew Dowd presented a scholarship work-in-progress. The law review article, being co-authored with John Duffy (Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, is tentatively titled "Patent Equity Lost." The work explores the long history of trying patent cases in equity and without juries.