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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Apple Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on November 6, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-1102 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issues: (1) Whether the court's decisions in Graham v. John Deere Co. and KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc. require a court to hold patents obvious as a matter of law under 35 U.S.C. § 103 where the patents make at most trivial advances over technologies well-known to a person of skill in the art; (2) whether the court's decision in eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C. requires application of the four-factor test for injunctions in accordance with traditional equitable principles, and therefore requires more than merely “some connection” between an infringing feature and asserted irreparable harm to support issuance of an injunction for patent infringement; and (3) whether the court's decision in Warner-Jenkinson Co. v. Hilton Davis Chemical Co. requires evidence that an accused product meets all elements of the relevant claim to support entry of a judgment of patent infringement. CVSG: 10/04/2017

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 17 2017Application (16A823) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from February 26, 2017 to March 29, 2017, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Feb 21 2017Application (16A823) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until March 29, 2017.
Mar 10 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 10, 2017)
Mar 30 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 22, 2017.
Apr 10 2017Brief amici curiae of Public Knowledge, et al. filed.
Apr 10 2017Brief amici curiae of The Hispanic Leadership Fund, et al. filed.
Apr 10 2017Brief amici curiae of The Software & Information Industry Association, et al. filed.
Apr 10 2017Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Professors filed.
May 22 2017Brief of respondent Apple Inc. in opposition filed.
Jun 05 2017Reply of petitioners Samsung Electronics Co., et al. filed.
Jun 06 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 22, 2017.
Jun 26 2017The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Oct 04 2017Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Oct 17 2017Supplemental brief of petitioners Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al. filed.
Oct 18 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/3/2017.
Nov 06 2017Petition DENIED.