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Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1229 Fed. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether, under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, an inventor’s sale of an invention to a third party that is obligated to keep the invention confidential qualifies as prior art for purposes of determining the patentability of the invention.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 28 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 2, 2018)
Mar 12 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 2, 2018 to May 17, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 13 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted in part and the time is extended to and including May 11, 2018.
Mar 13 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Helsinn Healthcare S.A..
Mar 19 2018Blanket Consent filed by Respondents, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., et al..
Mar 27 2018Brief amicus curiae of Congressman Lamar Smith filed.
Mar 30 2018Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Owners Association filed.
Mar 30 2018Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association filed.
Apr 02 2018Brief amicus curiae of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America filed.
Apr 02 2018Brief amicus curiae of Boston Patent Law Association in support of neither party filed.
Apr 02 2018Brief amicus curiae of The Naples Roundtable filed.
Apr 02 2018Brief amicus curiae of The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) filed.
Apr 02 2018Brief amicus curiae of US Inventor, Inc. filed.
Apr 02 2018Brief amicus curiae of Bar Association of the District of Columbia filed.
Apr 02 2018Brief amicus curiae of The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council filed.
May 11 2018Brief of respondents Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
 
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