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Southern Electronics Supply, Inc. v. Camsoft Data Systems, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on January 20, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-628 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether a plaintiff waives its right to appeal under Caterpillar, Inc. v. Lewis by amending its complaint, after denial of a motion to remand, to add new and distinct federal claims – thereby independently creating undisputed federal-question jurisdiction; and (2) whether a federal court's adjudication of the majority of a plaintiff's claims on summary judgment and dismissals with prejudice creates sufficient considerations of “finality, efficiency, and economy” to foreclose appellate review of the denial of the motion to remand; and (3) whether federal courts have subject matter jurisdiction over claims of inventorship involving a pending patent application, as the Federal Circuit has held, or only over claims of inventorship involving an issued patent, as the Fifth Circuit held here.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 25 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 29, 2014)
Dec 11 2014Brief of respondent Camsoft Data Systems, Inc. in opposition filed.
Dec 23 2014Reply of petitioners Southern Electronics Supply, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 30 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 16, 2015.
Jan 20 2015Petition DENIED.
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