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Google, Inc. v. Vederi, LLC

Petition for certiorari denied on June 22, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-448 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether, when an applicant for a patent amends a claim to overcome the Patent and Trademark Office’s earlier disallowance of the claim, a court should (i) presume that the amendment narrowed the claim and strictly construe the amended claim language against the applicant, as this Court has held; or (ii) presume that the claim scope remained the same and require that any narrowing be clear and unmistakable, as the Federal Circuit has held. CVSG: 05/19/2015.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 25 2014Application (14A217) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 16, 2014 to October 16, 2014, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Aug 25 2014Application (14A217) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until October 16, 2014.
Oct 16 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 19, 2014)
Nov 19 2014Brief of respondent Vederi, LLC in opposition filed.
Nov 19 2014Brief amici curiae of Acushnet Company, et al. filed.
Dec 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 9, 2015.
Dec 3 2014Reply of petitioner Google, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 12 2015The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 19 2015Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 2 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 18, 2015.
Jun 2 2015Supplemental brief of petitioner Google, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 22 2015Petition DENIED.