|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|18-817||Fed. Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2019|
Issue: Whether patents that claim a method of medically treating a patient automatically satisfy Section 101 of the Patent Act, even if they apply a natural law using only routine and conventional steps. CVSG 12/6/2019.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 26 2018||Application (18A461) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 12, 2018 to December 27, 2018, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Oct 31 2018||Application (18A461) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until December 27, 2018.|
|Dec 27 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 28, 2019)|
|Jan 22 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 28, 2019 to February 12, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jan 23 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 12, 2019.|
|Jan 28 2019||Brief amici curiae of Intellectual Property and Innovation Professors, Engine Advocacy, et al. filed.|
|Jan 28 2019||Brief amici curiae of The Association for Accessible Medicines and Certain Individual Companies filed.|
|Feb 12 2019||Brief of respondent Vanda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. in opposition filed.|
|Feb 26 2019||Reply of petitioners Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., et al. filed.|
|Feb 27 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/15/2019.|
|Mar 15 2019||Letter of Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., et al. received.|
|Mar 18 2019||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|May 22 2019||Amendment to Rule 29.6 Corporate Disclosure Statement filed with respect to brief in opposition of respondent Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.|
|Dec 06 2019||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Dec 20 2019||Supplemental brief of petitioners Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., et al. filed.|
|Dec 23 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.|
|Dec 23 2019||Supplemental brief of respondent Vanda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 26 2019||Letter of December 26, 2019 from counsel for petitioner received. (Distributed)|
|Jan 13 2020||Petition DENIED.|
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