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Olaf Sööt Design, LLC v. Daktronics, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on June 21, 2022
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-438 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2021

Issue: Whether the Seventh Amendment allows the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to reverse a jury verdict based on a sua sponte new claim construction of a term the district court concluded was not a term of art and construed to have its plain and ordinary meaning; where the Federal Circuit’s sua sponte claim construction essentially recasts a specific infringement factual question, previously decided by the jury, as a claim construction issue, to be decided de novo by the appellate court. CVSG: 5/11/2022

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 16 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 22, 2021)
Sep 30 2021Waiver of right of respondent Daktronics, Inc., et al. to respond filed.
Oct 06 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/29/2021.
Oct 12 2021Response Requested. (Due November 12, 2021)
Nov 12 2021Brief of respondents Daktronics, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 29 2021Reply of petitioner Olaf Sööt Design, LLC filed. (Distributed)
Dec 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/7/2022.
Jan 10 2022The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 11 2022Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
May 24 2022Supplemental brief of petitioner Olaf Sööt Design, LLC filed.
May 31 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/16/2022.
Jun 21 2022Petition DENIED.