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Ericsson Inc. v. TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd.

Petition for certiorari denied on May 17, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1130 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issues: (1) Whether, notwithstanding the ordinary rule that a pretrial denial of a motion for summary judgment is not reviewable on appeal, there is an exception for summary-judgment decisions that turn solely on “legal issues”; and (2) whether an order denying summary judgment can be reviewed following trial, at the discretion of the court of appeals, notwithstanding a party’s failure to seek judgment as a matter of law on those grounds under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 11 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 19, 2021)
Mar 17 2021Brief of respondents TCL Communication Technology Holdings, Limited, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 26 2021Motion of petitioner to delay distribution of the petition for a writ of certiorari under Rule 15.5 from March 31, 2021 to April 7, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 29 2021Motion to delay distribution of the petition for a writ certiorari until April 7, 2021 granted.
Apr 06 2021Reply of petitioners Ericsson Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 07 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/23/2021.
Apr 26 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/30/2021.
May 10 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/13/2021.
May 17 2021Petition DENIED.