The petition of the day is:

16-1102

Issues: (1) Whether the court’s decisions in Graham v. John Deere Co. and KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc. require a court to hold patents obvious as a matter of law under 35 U.S.C. § 103 where the patents make at most trivial advances over technologies well-known to a person of skill in the art; (2) whether the court’s decision in eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C. requires application of the four-factor test for injunctions in accordance with traditional equitable principles, and therefore requires more than merely “some connection” between an infringing feature and asserted irreparable harm to support issuance of an injunction for patent infringement; and (3) whether the court’s decision in Warner-Jenkinson Co. v. Hilton Davis Chemical Co. requires evidence that an accused product meets all elements of the relevant claim to support entry of a judgment of patent infringement.

Posted in Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd v. Apple Inc., Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Aurora Barnes, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (May. 18, 2017, 11:23 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/05/petition-of-the-day-1159/