The Supreme Court recently decided the closely-watched American Legion v. American Humanist Association case, in which Dowd Scheffel filed an amicus brief in support of the American Legion’s position. The Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 to uphold the Bladensburg Cross as constitutional under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The American Humanist Association argued that the Peace Cross, a memorial for 49 World War I soldiers, was an unconstitutional display under t
The Supreme Court issued its opinion in Return Mail Inc. v. U.S. Postal Service. Return Mail was a case addressing the interplay between federal agencies and private citizens when it comes to patent rights. In particular, the dispute centered around a patent action in which Return Mail sued the U.S. Postal Service ("USPS") for infringement before the U.S. Court of Claims. Return Mail claimed the USPS infringed its patent directed to use of bar codes to facilitate the proces
Law360 published an article entitled “Issues to Watch In Fed. Cir. Hep C Drug Patent Case,” co-authored by Matthew Dowd and Robert Scheffel. The article discusses the case Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC v. Gilead Sciences Inc. brought before the Federal Circuit, and summarizes the dispute, arguments raised on appeal, and potential issues that may come up at oral argument.