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 Iowa Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, among other outlets, and cited in three of the leading patent law casebooks, a casebook on intellectual property, and several 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

"Cost-cutting generics and biosimilars stuck in legal limbo"

July 21, 2021
Dmitry Karshtedt is quoted in MedCity News about legal roadblocks facing generic pharmaceutical manufacturers amid high drug prices.

"Patent Owners Are Throwing In the Towel on Arthrex - With a Couple Exceptions"

July 08, 2021

Dmitry Karshtedt is quoted by about patent owners pushing back against an Appointment Clause violation remedy created by the Supreme Court.

"PTAB Judges' Bonus Structure Draws Scrutiny In New Report"

June 23, 2021

Dmitry Karshtedt is quoted in Law360 about a SCOTUS decision that gives the USPTO director authority to reverse rulings by PTAB judges.

"Sharon Prost Ends Her Tenure Atop a More Unified Federal Circuit"

May 06, 2021
Dmitry Karshtedt is quoted in about how outgoing Federal Circuit Chief Judge Sharon Prost leaves a strong legacy with the court.

"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.