The petition of the day is:


Issue(s): (1) Whether a plaintiff waives its right to appeal under Caterpillar, Inc. v. Lewis by amending its complaint, after denial of a motion to remand, to add new and distinct federal claims – thereby independently creating undisputed federal-question jurisdiction; and (2) whether a federal court's adjudication of the majority of a plaintiff's claims on summary judgment and dismissals with prejudice creates sufficient considerations of “finality, efficiency, and economy” to foreclose appellate review of the denial of the motion to remand; and (3) whether federal courts have subject matter jurisdiction over claims of inventorship involving a pending patent application, as the Federal Circuit has held, or only over claims of inventorship involving an issued patent, as the Fifth Circuit held here.

Posted in Southern Electronics Supply v. Camsoft Data Systems, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Maureen Johnston, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Dec. 30, 2014, 10:12 PM),