Dmitry Karshtedt

Dmitry Karshtedt
Associate Professor of Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Dmitry Karshtedt's primary research interest is in patent law. His legal scholarship has been published in the Vanderbilt Law Review, Washington University Law Review, and Iowa Law Review, among other outlets, and cited in three of the leading patent law casebooks, a casebook on intellectual property, and three treatises. Professor Karshtedt's academic work has won several awards, including the Samsung-Stanford Patent Prize and the scholarship grant for judicial clerks sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law.

Before going into law, Professor Karshtedt completed a Ph.D. in chemistry from U.C. Berkeley and worked as a staff scientist for a semiconductor materials startup. He is a co-author on five scientific publications and a co-inventor on twelve U.S. patents. Professor Karshtedt received his law degree from Stanford Law School, where he served as the Senior Symposium Editor for the Stanford Law Review. Professor Karshtedt practiced in the Patent Counseling and Innovation Group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and clerked for the Honorable Kimberly A. Moore on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Immediately prior to starting his position at GW, Professor Karshtedt was a Fellow at the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School.

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AB, Harvard University; PhD, UC Berkeley; JD, Stanford University

In the News

"Black Judge Chosen for Only Appeals Court Never to Have One"

March 30, 2021

Dmitry Karshtedt is quoted in Bloomberg Law about the nomination of Tiffany Cunningham as the first Black judge on the Federal Circuit.

"Is That Your Final Answer? Arthrex Appointments Clause Case Arrives at Supreme Court"

February 26, 2021

Dmitry Karshtedt is quoted in about a SCOTUS case involving the constitutional status of administrative patent judges.

"Teva Patent Case Redo Spotlights Use of Generic ‘Skinny Labels’"

February 11, 2021
Dmitry Karshtedt is quoted by Bloomberg Law about issues of infringement involving a Federal Circuit rehearing over the use of skinny labels.

"Supreme Court Asked to Step in Amid Patent Claims Losing Streak"

January 15, 2021

Dmitry Karshtedt is quoted in Bloomberg Law about how companies often lose in the Federal Circuit when they sue on genus claims.

"5 Questions From Tuesday's Cert Grant on PTO Judge Appointments"

October 13, 2020

Dmitry Karshtedt is quoted in The National Law Journal on what happens next after SCOTUS granted cert in USPTO appointments clause cases.