Maersk Drilling USA, Inc. v. Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc.

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-43 Fed. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether offering, negotiating, and entering into a contract in Scandinavia to provide services using a potentially patented device constitutes an “offer to sell” or “sale” of an actually patented device “within the United States,” under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a).

DateProceedings and Orders
Apr 11 2013Application (12A990) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 22, 2013 to July 8, 2013, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Apr 12 2013Application (12A990) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until July 8, 2013.
Jul 6 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 9, 2013)
Jul 23 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jul 24 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent .
Jul 25 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 28, 2013.
Aug 5 2013Brief amici curiae of Ten Intellectual Property Law Professors filed.
Aug 9 2013Brief amicus curiae of Ministry of Affairs of Denmark filed.
Aug 9 2013Brief amici curiae of Seadrill Americas Inc., and Stena Drilling Limited filed.
Aug 9 2013Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago filed.
Aug 27 2013Brief of respondent Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc. in opposition filed.
Sep 10 2013Reply of petitioner Maersk Drilling USA, Inc. filed.
Sep 11 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Oct 7 2013The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
 
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