This evening the Hon. Brett Michael Kavanaugh was nominated by President Trump to the position of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.  The jurist has a sparse judicial record on patent law through his long service as Judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, although quite recently he authored the principal opinion in Federal Trade Commission v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,  __ F.3d __, 2018 WL 3028972 (D.C. Cir. 2018).

Senate Confirmation:  The jurist now faces a confirmation process before the U.S. Senate, the last step on the road to becoming Mr. Justice Kavanaugh.

The complete majority opinion in the Boehringer Ingelheim case is attached to the pdf version of this note.