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Merck & Co. Inc. v. Gilead Sciences Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on January 7, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-378 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issue: Whether the equitable defense of unclean hands precludes legal relief in the form of damages.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 12 2018Application (18A51) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 24, 2018 to September 21, 2018, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jul 16 2018Application (18A51) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until September 21, 2018.
Sep 21 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 24, 2018)
Oct 11 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 24, 2018 to November 23, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 15 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 23, 2018.
Oct 24 2018Brief amicus curiae of Celgene Corporation filed.
Oct 24 2018Brief amicus curiae of Samuel L. Bray filed.
Nov 14 2018Brief of respondent Gilead Sciences, Inc. in opposition filed.
Nov 27 2018Reply of petitioners Merck & Co., Inc., et al. filed.
Nov 28 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.
Jan 07 2019Petition DENIED.
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