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PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC v. Patreon Inc.

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1394 Fed. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit correctly interpreted Kessler v. Eldred to create a freestanding preclusion doctrine that may apply even when claim and issue preclusion do not; and (2) whether the Federal Circuit properly extended its Kessler doctrine to cases in which the prior judgment was a voluntary dismissal.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 02 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 6, 2021)
May 05 2021Waiver of right of respondents Patreon, Inc., et al. to respond filed.
May 06 2021Brief amicus curiae of CFL Technologies LLC filed.
May 11 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/27/2021.
May 25 2021Response Requested. (Due June 24, 2021)
Jun 03 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 24, 2021 to August 23, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 04 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 23, 2021.
Aug 23 2021Brief of respondents Patreon, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
Sep 03 2021Reply of petitioner PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC filed. (Distributed)
Sep 08 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.
Oct 04 2021The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.