Mr. Dowd provided expert commentary on two U.S. Supreme Court cases argued earlier the same day -- Oil States Energy Services v. Greene's Energy Group and SAS Institute v. Matal. This presentation was a Courthouse Steps program organized by the Federalist Society and can be listened to at this link.
Matthew Dowd filed an amicus brief in Athena Diagnostics v.
Mayo Collaborative before the Federal Circuit on behalf of ten law professors. The
amicus brief argued that lower courts and the PTO have misunderstood the Mayo-Alice test in a way that have created indeterminate and overly restrictive doctrine on patent ineligibility under § 101. Ultimately the Federal Circuit affirmed the lower court’s decision that methods for diagnosing neurological disorders were ineligible un