Dowd Scheffel is pleased to share an amicus brief filed on behalf of seven leading intellectual property law professors in the Supreme Court. The case is Return Mail v. U.S. Postal Service, and the question presented is whether the U.S. Postal Service, as a federal agency, can use post-grant proceedings under the America Invents Act to invalidate a U.S. patent. The brief can be read here.
The Catholic University Law Review published “Standing to Appeal at the Federal Circuit: Appellants, Appellees, and Intervenors,” co-authored by Matthew Dowd. The articles discuss standing considerations of appellants, appellees, intervenors, and amici, before the Federal Circuit. The article then goes on to highlight procedural and strategic issues associated with standings in appeals from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Law360 published “Will Fed. Cir. Consider the Competitor
Standing Doctrine?”, co-authored by Matthew Dowd. The article examines whether the Federal Circuit will recognize and apply the competitor standing doctrine as a basis for standing, despite not having done so in the past. The competitor standing doctrine has been applied in cases in other Article III courts where a party establishes constitutional injury in fact because a competitor was put at an advantage. The Federal
Matthew Dowd is honored to join counsel of record David Boies of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP on a petition for a writ of certiorari in William C. Bond v. United States, No. 18-782. This case addresses a circuit split regarding whether a district court must provide a reason when denying a pro se litigant’s request for leave to amend a dismissed complaint. Retired Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner is also counsel in the case, which continues from an appeal in which Mr. Dowd a