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Apple, Inc. v. California Institute of Technology

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-203 Fed. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit erroneously extended inter partes review estoppel under 35 U.S.C. § 315(e)(2) to all grounds that reasonably could have been raised in the petition filed before an inter partes review is instituted, even though the text of the statute applies estoppel only to grounds that “reasonably could have [been] raised during that inter partes review.”

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 06 2022Application (22A18) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 7, 2022 to September 2, 2022, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jul 14 2022Application (22A18) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until September 2, 2022.
Sep 02 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 7, 2022)
Oct 05 2022Waiver of right of respondent California Institute of Technology to respond filed.
Oct 06 2022Brief amici curiae of Patent Law Professors filed.
Oct 07 2022Brief amicus curiae of Unified Patents, LLC filed. (Distributed)
Oct 12 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/28/2022.
Oct 13 2022Response Requested. (Due November 14, 2022)
Oct 24 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 14, 2022 to December 14, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 25 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 14, 2022.
Dec 14 2022Brief of respondent California Institute of Technology in opposition filed.
Dec 23 2022Reply of petitioners Apple, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 28 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/13/2023.
Jan 17 2023The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.