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Spireon, Inc. v. Procon Analytics, LLC

Petition for certiorari denied on June 30, 2022
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-1370 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2021

Issues: (1) What the appropriate standard is for determining whether a patent claim is “directed to” a patent-ineligible concept under step 1 of the Supreme Court’s two-step framework for determining whether an invention is eligible for patenting under 35 U.S.C. § 101; and (2) whether patent eligibility (at each step of the Supreme Court’s two-step framework) is a question of law for the court based on the scope of the claims or a question of fact for the jury based on the state of the art at the time of the patent.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 19 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 23, 2022)
May 23 2022Brief of respondent Procon Analytics, LLC in opposition filed.
Jun 02 2022Reply of petitioner Spireon, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 07 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/23/2022.
Jun 29 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/29/2022.
Jun 30 2022Petition DENIED.