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Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

WildTangent, Inc. v. Ultramercial, LLC

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-255 Fed. Cir. Not Argued Jun 30, 2014 TBD TBD OT 2013

Issue: When is a patent’s reference to a computer, or computer-implemented service like the Internet, sufficient to make an unpatentable abstract concept patent eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101?

Judgment: Vacated and remanded on June 30, 2014.

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 23 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 23, 2013)
Sep 4 2013Consent to the filing of any amicus curiae briefs, in support of certiorari within the time allowed by this Court's Rules, received from counsel for petitioner.
Sep 13 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 6, 2013.
Sep 23 2013Brief amicus curiae of Sigram Schindler Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH filed.
Sep 23 2013Brief amici curiae of Google, Inc., et al. filed.
Sep 23 2013Brief amici curiae of Altera Corporation, et al. filed.
Sep 23 2013Brief amicus curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation filed.
Sep 23 2013Brief amici curiae of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., et al. filed.
Sep 23 2013Brief amicus curiae of Computer & Communications Industry Association filed.
Sep 23 2013Brief amicus curiae of Application Developers Alliance filed.
Sep 23 2013Brief amicus curiae of Public Knowledge filed.
Nov 6 2013Waiver of right of respondents Ultramercial, LLC, et al. to respond filed.
Nov 19 2013Supplemental brief of petitioner WildTangent, Inc. filed.
Nov 20 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 6, 2013.
Dec 6 2013Response Requested . (Due January 6, 2014)
Jan 6 2014Brief of respondents Ultramercial, LLC, et al. in opposition filed.
Jan 8 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 24, 2014.
Jan 9 2014Reply of petitioner WildTangent, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 20 2014Supplemental brief of petitioner WildTangent, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 23 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2014.
Jun 24 2014Supplemental brief of respondents Ultramercial, LLC, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 30 2014Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l, 573 U. S. ___ (2014).
Aug 1 2014JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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