Medinol Ltd. v. Cordis Corp.

Petition granted, judgment vacated and case remanded for further consideration in light of SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC on March 27, 2017.
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-998 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issue: Whether judges may use the equitable defense of laches to bar legal claims for damages that are timely under the express terms of the Patent Act.

DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 2 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 7, 2016)
Mar 7 2016Brief of respondents Cordis Corporation, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 18 2016Reply of petitioner Medinol Ltd. filed.
Mar 23 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 15, 2016.
Mar 30 2016Rescheduled.
Apr 6 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 22, 2016.
Apr 25 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 29, 2016.
Mar 22 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 24, 2017.
Mar 27 2017Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, 580 U. S. ___ (2017). Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
Apr 28 2017JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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