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

"Federal Circuit Told PTAB’s Fee Model Undercuts Due Process"

July 02, 2020
Dmitry Karshtedt is quoted in Law360 about a Federal Circuit case that charges “structural bias” exists in the Patent Trial and Appeals Board.

"Software Developer Accuses De Beers, Boston Consulting Group of IP Infringement"

June 18, 2020

Dmitry Karshtedt is quoted in S&P Global Market Intelligence about a patent case involving a software developer and two companies.

"SCOTUS Passes on Reviewing Patent Eligibility"

January 13, 2020

Dmitry Karshtedt is quoted by The National Law Journal on how SCOTUS may have helped tilt eligibility away from patent owners.

"SCOTUS' 2019 IP Cases Won't Be Boring, Law Professors Say"

September 27, 2019

Dmitry Karshtedt is quoted by on the six upcoming intellectual property law cases on the Supreme Court docket.

"Solicitor General Turns Thumbs Down on RPX Bid for Article III Standing"

May 13, 2019
Dmitry Karshtedt is quoted in The National Law Journal about difficulties in appealing adverse judgments from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.