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Return Mail Inc. v. United States Postal Service

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1594 Fed. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the government is a “person” who may petition to institute review proceedings under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act; and (2) whether an action under 28 U.S.C. § 1498(a) for the eminent domain taking of a patent license by the government is a suit for patent “infringement” under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 16 2018Application (17A879) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 15, 2018 to May 14, 2018, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Feb 28 2018Application (17A879) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until May 14, 2018.
May 14 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 25, 2018)
Jun 12 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Return Mail, Inc..
Jun 22 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 25, 2018.
Jun 22 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 25, 2018 to July 25, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 25 2018Brief amicus curiae of Kenneth O. Simon filed.
Jun 25 2018Brief amici curiae of 15 Law Professors filed.
Jul 17 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 25, 2018 to August 24, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 18 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including August 24, 2018.
Aug 13 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including September 7, 2018.
Aug 13 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 24, 2018 to September 7, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 07 2018Brief of respondents United States Postal Service, et al. in opposition filed.
Sep 21 2018Reply of petitioner Return Mail, Inc. filed.
 
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