|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-1182||Fed. Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 15|
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioners in this case.
Issue: Whether a novel method is patent-eligible where: (1) a researcher is the first to discover a natural phenomenon; (2) that unique knowledge motivates him to apply a new combination of known techniques to that discovery; and (3) he thereby achieves a previously impossible result without preempting other uses of the discovery.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 18 2016||Application (15A871) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 1, 2016 to April 1, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Feb 22 2016||Application (15A871) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until April 1, 2016.|
|Mar 21 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 20, 2016)|
|Mar 28 2016||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.|
|Mar 28 2016||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondent Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. ("Ariosa").|
|Mar 30 2016||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondent DNA Diagnostics Center, Inc.("DDC").|
|Mar 31 2016||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondent Natera, Inc..|
|Mar 31 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 20, 2016, for all respondents.|
|Apr 1 2016||Brief amici curiae of Eli Lilly and Company, et al. filed.|
|Apr 15 2016||Brief amicus curiae of The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys filed.|
|Apr 18 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Owners Association filed.|
|Apr 19 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Dr. Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty filed.|
|Apr 19 2016||Brief amici curiae of BioIndustry Association, et al. filed.|
|Apr 19 2016||Brief amicus curiae of New York Intellectual Property Law Association filed.|
|Apr 20 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Metabolon, Inc. filed.|
|Apr 20 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Coalition for 21st Century Medicine filed.|
|Apr 20 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Novartis AG filed.|
|Apr 20 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Microsoft Corporation filed.|
|Apr 20 2016||Brief amici curiae of Professor Jeffrey A. Lefstin, et al. filed.|
|Apr 20 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Murgitroyd & Company filed.|
|Apr 20 2016||Brief amici curiae of Biotechnology Innovation Organization, et al. filed.|
|Apr 20 2016||Brief amici curiae of Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc., et al. filed.|
|Apr 20 2016||Brief amici curiae of Population Diagnostics, Inc., et al. filed.|
|Apr 20 2016||Brief amicus curiae of JYANT Technologies, Inc. filed.|
|Apr 20 2016||Brief amici curiae of 19 Law Professors filed.|
|Apr 20 2016||Brief amici curiae of Professor Timo Minssen, et al. filed.|
|Apr 20 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office filed.|
|Apr 20 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Federal Circuit Bar Association filed.|
|Apr 20 2016||Brief amici curiae of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, et al. filed.|
|Apr 20 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Boston Patent Law Association filed.|
|May 20 2016||Brief of respondents Natera, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.|
|May 20 2016||Brief of respondent Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. in opposition filed.|
|Jun 6 2016||Reply of petitioner Sequenom, Inc. filed.|
|Jun 7 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 23, 2016.|
|Jun 27 2016||Petition DENIED.|
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