Welcome to a slimmed down version of Skilled in the Art. I’m Law.com IP reporter Scott Graham, and I’ll be back at full strength on Friday. In the meantime, I’ve got a couple of nuggets involving the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and a look at the latest addition to Covington & Burling’s IP and commercial litigation group.

PTAB Judges Are Inferior, and That’s a Good Thing

Remember last summer when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the administrative law judges who preside over cases for the Securities and Exchange Commission are officers of the United States subject to the Appointments Clause of the Constitution?

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