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Interactive Wearables, LLC v. Polar Electro Oy

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-1281 Fed. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) What the appropriate standard is for determining whether a patent claim is “directed to” a patent-ineligible concept under step one of the Supreme Court’s two-step framework for determining whether an invention is eligible for patenting under 35 U.S.C. § 101; (2) whether patent eligibility (at each step of the Supreme Court’s two-step framework) is a question of law for the court based on the scope of the claims or a question of fact for the jury based on the state of art at the time of the patent; and (3) whether it is proper to apply 35 U.S.C. § 112 considerations to determine whether a patent claims eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 18 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 21, 2022)
Apr 13 2022Waiver of right of respondent Polar Electro Oy, et al. to respond filed.
Apr 20 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/12/2022.
Apr 21 2022Brief amici curiae of Chicago Patent Attorneys filed. (Distributed)
Apr 27 2022Response Requested. (Due May 27, 2022)
May 17 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 27, 2022 to June 27, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
May 18 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 27, 2022.