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EVE-USA, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp.

Case dismissed, pursuant to Rule 46, on August 17, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-804 Fed. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2018

Issues: (1) Whether, and under what circumstances, assignors and their privies are free to contest a patent's validity; and (2) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit erred in holding that proof of but-for causation, without more, satisfies the requirement that damages be apportioned between patented and un-patented features.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 30 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 3, 2018)
Dec 12 2017Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, EVE-USA, Inc., et al.
Dec 13 2017Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Mentor Graphics Corporation.
Jan 02 2018Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Law Scholar filed.
Jan 02 2018Brief amici curiae of Eighteen Intellectual Property Law Professors filed.
Jan 03 2018Waiver of right of respondent Mentor Graphics Corporation to respond filed.
Jan 03 2018Brief amici curiae of HP Inc., et al. filed.
Jan 03 2018Brief amici curiae of Law Professors and Public Knowledge filed.
Jan 10 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2018.
Jan 17 2018Response Requested. (Due February 16, 2018)
Jan 18 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 16, 2018 to March 19, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 22 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 19, 2018
Mar 19 2018Brief of respondent Mentor Graphics Corporation in opposition filed.
Mar 27 2018Reply of petitioners EVE-USA, Inc., et al. filed.
Apr 04 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/20/2018.
Apr 23 2018The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
Aug 16 2018Stipulation to dismiss the petition for a writ of certiorari pursuant to Rule 46 filed.
Aug 17 2018Petition Dismissed - Rule 46.