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Apple Inc. v. Optis Cellular Technology, LLC

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-118 Fed. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit may review, by appeal or mandamus, a decision of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office denying a petition for inter partes review of a patent, where review is sought on the grounds that the denial rested on an agency rule that exceeds the PTO’s authority under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, is arbitrary or capricious, or was adopted without required notice-and-comment rulemaking.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 26 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 27, 2021)
Aug 04 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 27, 2021 to September 27, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Aug 05 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including September 27, 2021, for all respondents.
Aug 25 2021Waiver of right of respondent Optis Cellular Technology, LLC, et al. to respond filed.
Aug 25 2021Brief amicus curiae of Jeremy C. Doerre in support of neither party filed.
Aug 27 2021Brief amicus curiae of Computer and Communications Industry Association filed.
Aug 27 2021Brief amici curiae of Leading Innovators filed.
Aug 27 2021Brief amicus curiae of ACT | The App Association filed.
Aug 27 2021Brief amicus curiae of Roku, Inc. filed.
Sep 20 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 27, 2021 to October 27, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 21 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including October 27, 2021, for all respondents.