|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|10-290||Federal Cir.||Apr 18, 2011||Jun 9, 2011||8-0||Sotomayor||OT 2010|
Disclosure: Goldstein, Howe & Russell represent 3M Company et al. as amici curiae in support of respondents.
Holding: Section 282 of the Patent Act requires an invalidity defense to be proved by clear and convincing evidence. (Roberts, C.J., recused.)
Judgment: Affirmed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on June 9, 2011. Justice Breyer filed a concurring opinion, which was joined by Justices Scalia and Alito. Justice Thomas filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. (Roberts, C.J., recused).