Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday morning the court hears oral argument in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday morning the court also hears oral argument in Pereira v. Sessions. Jennifer Chacon has our preview.
On Monday afternoon the court hears oral argument in Chavez-Meza v. United States. Susan Klein has our preview.

Briefly Mentioned :

Briefly Noted :

The Supreme Court will release orders from the April 20 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

EVE-USA, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp.

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-804 Fed. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether, and under what circumstances, assignors and their privies are free to contest a patent's validity; and (2) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit erred in holding that proof of but-for causation, without more, satisfies the requirement that damages be apportioned between patented and un-patented features.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 30 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 3, 2018)
Dec 12 2017Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, EVE-USA, Inc., et al.
Dec 13 2017Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Mentor Graphics Corporation.
Jan 02 2018Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Law Scholar filed.
Jan 02 2018Brief amici curiae of Eighteen Intellectual Property Law Professors filed.
Jan 03 2018Brief amici curiae of HP Inc., et al. filed.
Jan 03 2018Waiver of right of respondent Mentor Graphics Corporation to respond filed.
Jan 03 2018Brief amici curiae of Law Professors and Public Knowledge filed.
Jan 10 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2018.
Jan 17 2018Response Requested. (Due February 16, 2018)
Jan 18 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 16, 2018 to March 19, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 22 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 19, 2018
Mar 19 2018Brief of respondent Mentor Graphics Corporation in opposition filed.
Mar 27 2018Reply of petitioners EVE-USA, Inc., et al. filed.
Apr 04 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/20/2018.
 
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