|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|21-1567||Fed. Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2022|
Issue: Whether 35 U.S.C. § 112’s requirement that a patent specification “contain a written description of the invention” is met when the specification describes the invention, or whether the specification must also disclose data that demonstrates the claimed invention is “effective” and emphasize the claimed invention by singling it out and describing it more than once.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 14 2022||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 15, 2022)|
|Jun 30 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 15, 2022 to August 15, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jul 01 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 15, 2022.|
|Jul 11 2022||Brief amicus curiae of Chemistry and the Law Division of the American Chemical Society filed.|
|Jul 14 2022||Brief amicus curiae of New England Legal Foundation filed.|
|Jul 15 2022||Brief amici curiae of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, et al.|
|Aug 15 2022||Brief of respondent Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. in opposition filed.|
|Aug 30 2022||Reply of petitioners Biogen International GmbH and Biogen MA Inc. filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 31 2022||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/28/2022.|
|Oct 03 2022||Petition DENIED.|
Today at SCOTUS: The justices return to the bench for oral arguments in a pair of public-corruption cases, both stemming from scandals in New York politics that arose during Andrew Cuomo's time as governor. In both cases, the defendants are claiming prosecutorial overreach.
Cecilia (Cissy) Suyat Marshall, the widow of Thurgood Marshall, died this morning at 94. Here is the court's announcement.
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The brief order may end years of litigation over the committee's efforts to review the tax records of Trump and his businesses.
JUST IN: Whisky, dog toys... and trademark law.
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In a quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS adds no new cases to its docket. The court will not hear Brooks v. Abbott, a challenge to an alleged racial gerrymander of a state senate district in Texas. Here's the full order list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zor_7lhn.pdf
JUST IN: The Biden administration, as expected, asks the Supreme Court to revive Biden's student-loan relief plan. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit blocked the government from implementing the plan; Biden wants SCOTUS to lift that ruling. https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/22A444-2.pdf