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Cooper v. Lee

Petition for certiorari denied on October 11, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-955 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 16

Issue: Whether 35 U.S.C. § 318(b) violates Article III of the Constitution, to the extent that it empowers an executive agency tribunal to assert judicial power canceling private property rights among private parties embroiled in a private federal dispute of a type known in the common law courts of 1789, rather than merely issue an advisory opinion as an adjunct to a trial court.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 21 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 29, 2016)
Feb 1 2016Consent to filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or neither party, received from counsel for petitioners.
Feb 4 2016Petitioner's amended Rule 29.6 Corporate Disclosure Statement received.
Feb 25 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 30, 2016.
Feb 29 2016Brief amicus curiae of Professor Adam Mossoff filed.
Feb 29 2016Brief amici curiae of Security People, Inc., et al. filed.
Mar 28 2016Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including April 11, 2016.
Apr 11 2016Brief of respondent Michelle K. Lee, Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office in opposition filed.
Apr 25 2016Reply of petitioners J. Carl Cooper, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 26 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 12, 2016.
May 2 2016Rescheduled.
Jul 20 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.
Oct 3 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 7, 2016.
Oct 11 2016Petition DENIED.