October 22, 2014
Patents and Public Rights: The Questionable Constitutionality of Patents Before Article I Tribunals After Stern v. Marshall
The Supreme Court’s recent Stern v. Marshall decision both rekindled and revived the oft-overlooked public rights exception. In light of this development, this Article seeks to argue that patents, where subject to final, binding decisions, are unconstitutionally before Article I tribunals. Such tribunals include, for example, the Bankruptcy Court, as well as the newly-created Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Michael Rothwell, Patents and Public Rights: The Questionable Constitutionality of Patents Before Article I Tribunals After Stern v. Marshall, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 287 (2012), available at http://cite.ncjolt.org/13NCJLTech287.
The North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology has adopted the Open Access Program, a part of the Scholar’s Copyright Project created by Science Commons. Authors designate the conditions under which their articles are licensed. By downloading articles, you agree to comply with the license terms specified. Click here to see a copy of our Publication Agreement. Please contact NC JOLT at email@example.com with permissions inquiries.