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Arthrex Update: New Amicus Briefs and USPTO Petition

Activity surrounding the requests for the Supreme Court’s review of the holdings in Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew I and Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew II continues to increase. As outlined in “A Guide to Arthrex: Activity Heats Up in Petitions Pending with Supreme Court”, four petitions for writs of certiorari have been filed:  U.S. v Arthrex, No. 19-1434, Smith & Nephew v. Arthrex, No. 19-1452, Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew, No. 19-1458, and Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew, No. 19-1204.  Now, three more amicus briefs have been filed by US Inventor, TiVo and Comcast, and on July 27, an additional consolidated petition for certiorari filed by the U.S. Government and USPTO Director Andrei Iancu asked the Court to review 39 Federal Circuit rulings affected by Arthrex.

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