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Return Mail Inc. v. United States Postal Service

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1594 Fed. Cir. Feb 20, 2019
TBD TBD TBD OT 2018

Issue: Whether the government is a “person” who may petition to institute review proceedings under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 16 2018Application (17A879) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 15, 2018 to May 14, 2018, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Feb 28 2018Application (17A879) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until May 14, 2018.
May 14 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 25, 2018)
Jun 12 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Return Mail, Inc..
Jun 22 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 25, 2018.
Jun 22 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 25, 2018 to July 25, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 25 2018Brief amicus curiae of Kenneth O. Simon filed.
Jun 25 2018Brief amici curiae of 15 Law Professors filed.
Jul 17 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 25, 2018 to August 24, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 18 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including August 24, 2018.
Aug 13 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including September 7, 2018.
Aug 13 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 24, 2018 to September 7, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 07 2018Brief of respondents United States Postal Service, et al. in opposition filed.
Sep 21 2018Reply of petitioner Return Mail, Inc. filed.
Sep 26 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/12/2018.
Oct 22 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/26/2018.
Oct 26 2018Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Nov 26 2018Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Return Mail, Inc.
Dec 10 2018Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
Dec 10 2018Brief of petitioner Return Mail, Inc. filed.
Dec 17 2018Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party filed.
Dec 17 2018Brief amicus curiae of New York Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party filed.
Dec 17 2018Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Owners Association in support of neither party filed.
Dec 17 2018Brief amici curiae of Seven Law Professors filed.
Dec 17 2018Brief amici curiae of The Cato Institute and Professor Gregory Dolin filed.
Dec 17 2018Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Dec 17 2018Brief amicus curiae of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America filed.
Dec 21 2018SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
Jan 09 2019Brief of respondents United States Postal Service, et al. filed.
Jan 11 2019Record requested from the U.S.C.A. Federal Circuit.
Jan 15 2019CIRCULATED
Jan 16 2019Brief amicus curiae of Professor Tejas N. Narechania filed. (Distributed)
Jan 16 2019Motion of ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION for leave to file amicus brief submitted.
Jan 16 2019Amicus brief of R Street Institute submitted.
 
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