WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp.

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-1011 Fed. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit erred in holding that lost profits arising from prohibited combinations occurring outside of the United States are categorically unavailable in cases where patent infringement is proven under 35 U.S.C. § 271(f).

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DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 08 2016Application (16A576) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 20, 2016 to February 17, 2017, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Dec 13 2016Application (16A576) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until February 17, 2017.
Feb 17 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 20, 2017)
Mar 08 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 19, 2017.
Apr 19 2017Brief of respondent ION Geophysical Corporation in opposition filed.
May 08 2017Reply of petitioner WesternGeco LLC filed.
May 09 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 25, 2017.
May 30 2017The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States. Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
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