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.

Mirror Worlds, LLC v. Apple Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on June 24, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-1158 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: (1) Whether the offer for sale and/or sale of a product that embodies a patented invention can directly infringe a method claim under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a); and (2) whether the Federal Circuit has created an improper de facto rule precluding the use of circumstantial evidence to establish that one or more steps in a patented method have been performed for the purpose of demonstrating infringement.

DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 21 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 24, 2013)
Mar 27 2013Waiver of right of respondent Apple Inc. to respond filed.
Apr 3 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 19, 2013.
Apr 17 2013Response Requested . (Due May 17, 2013)
May 9 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 24, 2013.
May 15 2013Brief amicus curiae of United Inventors Association of America filed.
May 17 2013Brief amici curiae of Patrick Raymond, and Broadband iTV in support of neither party filed.
May 24 2013Brief of respondent Apple Inc. in opposition filed.
Jun 3 2013Motion for leave to intervene filed by Mirror Worlds Technologies, LLC.
Jun 3 2013Reply of petitioner Mirror Worlds, LLC filed.
Jun 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 20, 2013.
Jun 24 2013Petition DENIED.
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