Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Microsoft v. i4i Limited Partnership

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-290 Federal Cir. Apr 18, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Jun 9, 2011 8-0 Sotomayor OT 2010
 
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Disclosure: Goldstein, Howe & Russell represent 3M Company et al. as amici curiae in support of respondents.

Holding: Section 282 of the Patent Act requires an invalidity defense to be proved by clear and convincing evidence. (Roberts, C.J., recused.)

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Judgment: Affirmed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on June 9, 2011. Justice Breyer filed a concurring opinion, which was joined by Justices Scalia and Alito. Justice Thomas filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. (Roberts, C.J., recused).

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