Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. v First Quality Baby Products

Petition for certiorari denied on January 23, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-605 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: Whether preliminary injunctions in patent infringement lawsuits should be governed by the same equitable principles that govern all other cases, instead of the Federal Circuit’s patent-specific standard, under which a preliminary injunction may not be entered where an accused infringer has raised a “substantial question” as to the validity of an assert-ed patent claim and the patentee has not shown that the accused infringer’s defense “lacks substantial merit,” regardless of the patentee’s likelihood of success on the merits and the court’s assessment of the other equitable factors.

Briefs and Documents

Certiorari-stage documents

Term Snapshot