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Medtronic, Inc. v. Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-1128 Fed. Cir. Nov 5, 2013
Tr.Aud.
Jan 22, 2014 9-0 Breyer OT 2013

Holding: When a licensee seeks a declaratory judgment against a patentee to establish that its products do not infringe the licensed patent, the patentee bears the burden of persuasion on the issue of infringement.

Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on January 22, 2014.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 14 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 17, 2013)
Apr 5 2013Brief of respondent Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC in opposition filed.
Apr 25 2013Reply of petitioner Medtronic, Inc. filed.
Apr 30 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 16, 2013.
May 20 2013Petition GRANTED.
Jun 5 2013The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 26, 2013.
Jun 5 2013The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 16, 2013.
Jul 26 2013Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Jul 26 2013Brief of petitioner Medtronic, Inc. filed.
Aug 2 2013Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.
Aug 2 2013Brief amici curiae of Legal Scholars filed.
Aug 2 2013Brief amicus curiae of Tessera Technologies, Inc. in support of neither party filed.
Aug 19 2013CIRCULATED.
Aug 20 2013SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
Sep 3 2013Record from U.S.C.A. for Federal Circuit is electronic (Not PACER).
Sep 3 2013Additional record received from U.S.C.A. for Federal. Circuit. (1 box)
Sep 11 2013Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Sep 16 2013Brief of respondent Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC filed. (Distributed)
Sep 20 2013Motion of Tessera Technologies, Inc. in support of neither party for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for enlarged argument or, in the alternative divided argument filed.
Sep 20 2013Brief amicus curiae of Koninklijke Philips, N.V. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 23 2013Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Owners Association filed. (Distributed)
Sep 30 2013Joint opposition of the parties to motion of Tessera Technologies, Inc. for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument.
Oct 15 2013Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Oct 15 2013Motion of Tessera Technologies, Inc. in support of neither party for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument DENIED.
Oct 16 2013Reply of petitioner Medtronic, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 5 2013Argued. For petitioner: Seth P. Waxman, Washington, D. C.; and Curtis E. Gannon, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Arthur I. Neustadt, Alexandria, Va.
Jan 22 2014Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jan 31 2014Record for U.S.C.A. for the Federal Circuit has been RETURNED.
Feb 24 2014JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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