Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Bowman v. Monsanto Co.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-796 Fed. Cir. Feb 19, 2013
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May 13, 2013 9-0 Kagan OT 2012
 
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Holding: Patent exhaustion does not permit a farmer to reproduce patented seeds through planting and harvesting without the patent holder’s permission.

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Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on May 13, 2013.

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Invited: April 2, 2012

Filed: August 24, 2012 (Deny)

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Holding: Patent exhaustion does not permit a farmer to reproduce patented seeds through planting and harvesting without the patent holder’s permission.   JudgmentAffirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on May 13, 2013.
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