|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-440||Fed. Cir.||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||OT 2020|
Issue: Whether a defendant in a patent infringement action who assigned the patent, or is in privity with an assignor of the patent, may have a defense of invalidity heard on the merits.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 30 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 5, 2020)|
|Oct 14 2020||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Minerva Surgical, Inc.|
|Nov 05 2020||Brief of respondents Hologic, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.|
|Nov 05 2020||Brief amici curiae of Intellectual Property Professors filed.|
|Nov 05 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Engine Advocacy filed.|
|Nov 24 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/11/2020.|
|Nov 24 2020||Rescheduled.|
|Nov 24 2020||Reply of petitioner Minerva Surgical, Inc. filed.|
|Dec 09 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.|
|Jan 08 2021||Petition GRANTED.|
|Feb 22 2021||Brief of petitioner Minerva Surgical, Inc. filed.|
|Feb 22 2021||Joint appendix volumes 1 and 2 with supplemental appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Feb 22 2021||Consent to the filing of amicus briefs received from counsel for Minerva Surgical, Inc. submitted.|
|Feb 25 2021||Amicus brief of New York Intellectual Property Law Association. submitted.|
|Feb 26 2021||Amicus brief of Engine Advocacy submitted.|
NEW: SCOTUS agrees to take up two new cases. Here's the orders list. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/030121zor_m6hn.pdf
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Good morning. It’s Monday, and it’s March!
At 9:30 a.m. EST, SCOTUS will release orders from Friday’s conference.
At 10:00, the court will consider an appointments clause challenge to administrative patent judges. More from George Quillin & Jeanne Gills.
Justices to consider appointments clause challenge to administrative patent judges - SCOTUSblog
The justices continue their light load for the February argument session next week. First up is Monday’s Unite...
BREAKING: SCOTUS orders California’s Santa Clara County to allow churches to hold indoor services. Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan dissent. Here’s the short shadow docket order.
#SCOTUS grants emergency request from northern California churches to allow indoor worship services pending appeal, says result is "clearly dictated" by recent decision. Kagan dissents, joined by Breyer & Sotomayor: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/022621zr_1bo2.pdf
Just in: SCOTUS opinions expected next Thursday.
#SCOTUS website indicates that the Court will release orders from today's conference on Monday morning, March 1, at 9:30 am, with opinions again on Thursday, March 4, at 10 am. Justices will also hear oral arguments next week, including in Arizona voting dispute on Tuesday.
Apparently all the action today at #SCOTUS was not limited to opinion announcements at 10 am. Major new cert. petition filed today challenging Harvard admissions policy. https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1364962610177843210
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SCOTUS rules against a college student who tried to sue police officers after they mistook him for a criminal suspect and tackled/beat him. The unanimous ruling involves a technical interpretation of the "judgment bar" under the Federal Tort Claims Act. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/19-546_7mip.pdf
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