Supreme Court IP Series: Peter v. Nantkwest

SCOTUS Buiding
 

October 07, 2019
4:30pm | Room NT-01 

Reception to Follow

American University Washington College of Law regularly invites counsel of record and counsel for selected amici to offer post-argument reflections in intellectual property (and related) cases heard by the Supreme Court. These events are held on the afternoon of oral argument before the Court.

Issue

Whether the phrase “[a]ll the expenses of the proceedings” in 35 U.S.C. § 145 encompasses the personnel expenses the United States Patent and Trademark Office incurs when its employees, including attorneys, defend the agency in Section 145 litigation.

UPDATE:

Decision: December 11, 2019
Argument: TranscriptAudio

All briefs available on SCOTUSblog: Peter v. Nantkwest

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The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) is the internationally recognized intellectual property and information law research and academic program of American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL). PIJIP’s academic programs, including our new LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property, and a first in the nation IP Clinic, offer an unparalleled course of study in the fields of intellectual property and information law. PIJIP’s faculty is among the most prolific and engaged IP faculties in the world. Full-time faculty teach courses in every major topic of the field, including Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, Cyberlaw, and a full array of international intellectual property law courses.